I am hoping that someone will be able to give me some information on my neck pain as I dont know exactly what the problem is! The pain started 5 months ago now on the left side of my neck, it was a hot burning constant feeling and then my left shoulder started to ache and really hurt. The pain also travels down the whole of my left arm and right through my fingers and I get a horrible sensation in my arm and hand with pins and needles at times too. I have seen my gp who said it was more than likely to be caused by disc and nerve problems but thats all I know. Last week I stretched as i got up out of bed and the pain was the worst I have ever felt before, I could not move my neck at all and I couldnt walk, sit or lie down comfortably at all. I went back to my gp who gave me some Diclofenac (anti inflammatories) and strong painkillers but the painkillers make me really drowsy so they are no good and paracetamol and ibuprofen dont do a thing for my pain! After 4 days it eased off alot but everyday my neck is still sore and I am restricted in my movements all the time! I am on amitriptyline for my neck and they do help a bit but I am still in pain! I just want to know what the problem really is and when will it go away if ever! Sorry my post is so long. Any help will be greatfully appreciated.