I’ve had neck and shoulder pain that’s been getting worse over the past two years. Two years ago in July I had to do CPR on somebody on the ground and as a result I suffered two trapped nerves in the top of my spine ( lower neck) and a tear in my shoulder. I’ve had a nerve root block in my neck with negative result. I’ve been bounced backward and forward from the spinal specialist and the shoulder specialist each saying the pain is coming from shoulder/ neck, I’ve had steroid injections to no avail. The tear isn’t bad enough to repair I’ve been told in the end and Re my trapped nerve the only option now I’ve been told is an operation involving ‘a small cage’ at the top of bottom of my neck. I don’t want any spinal surgery. But..... the pain is awful and my neck is hard to move at all at times. I’ve had physio but nothing seems to relieve it. I can’t take ibrufen regularly because I have a lung issue.
Any ideas I may try? as I dread getting my head off the pillow in the mornings. I’m not too bad if I spend all day resting on a high back chair but as a nurse I need to do long shifts. Driving seems to make it worse also. Any advice greatly appreciated. I use warm wheat bags and have bought a good pillow.