I have a centrally herniated c5-c6 disc that has caused nerve damage in both arms all the way to the fingertips. I am on 7.5 mg of hydrocodone every 4 hours, alternating a heating pad and ice packs and taking a multitude of other prescriptions daily =P~ . I have stopped all PT due to excessive pain and I am waiting on a Epidural Injection to be done on 1/8/09. I need some suggestions on relieving the arm pain???? Nothing seems to help. It feels like a deep, excruciating bone pain (if that makes sense) in both arms. It is so painful. I'm trying to work a 40 hr week at a desk doing clerical duties and it is becoming difficult. I have a heating pad stuck under my shirt and plugged in to the wall at my desk, and when I get up to make copies I take the cord with me.... I guess it would be funny if it didn't hurt so bad..... Any ideas??????