I had TLIF surgery in May this year and have had great results. However, over the last few weeks I have developed a painful stiff neck that clicks when I move it. The pain is also in my left shoulder and upper back and travels under my arm, across my left breast and right down my left arm to my fingertips. I have seen my GP who said it is degenerative disc disease (although I'm not sure how he came to this conclusion as he hardly looked at me). He prescribed Naproxen which I said I couldn't take due to stomach problems. He the prescribed co-codeine. The co-codeine made me feel sick and totall knocked me out. So now am just using paracetamol & ibuprofen. I am awaiting a CT scan to check my TLIF surgery is all ok and have requested they do it on my upper back at the same time but not sure if they will agree to do it. Th pain is awful and do not know how to help it. Any advice please
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