Hi. My name is Donna and I have three cervical disc herniations which have caused pain for the last 9 years. At first I got numbness, tingling, and pain down my left arm. Now that is mostly gone with the exception of pain/pressure in my upper arm sometimes. Now instead I have sharp pain in my neck, and dull pain across the shoulders and upper back area. My doctors have told me that much of my pain is due to overcompensating with the way I sit or stand to avoid pain in my neck, instead it is causing pain in the muscles of my back. You can actually feel the knots in my muscles. So surgery is out since they don't believe it will help with the issues I have.
Over 9 years I've had all kinds of meds and treatments and won't go into that for now since I don't want to write a book, just a little intro and say, "Hi!"
Other info about me, I'm turning 46 on the 18th. I've been married for 20 years. I have two sons, 18 and 16. We live in New Hampshire but only just moved here 2 years ago from Wisconsin. My husband works for UPS and got a transfer.