-I've had this condition for 2 years. It all started when I went through a period of hyper activity. Where I did lots of exercise with gym and played sports like tennis. At some point I started getting burning pain but I try to fight through it with rest/ice/conservative treatment. At some point it got unbearable and I had to stop.
Now fast forward to today...
-Constant clicking/snapping one one side of cervical spine. Feels like someone is plucking me like they would a guitar string, over and over again repeatedly. The pressure builds slowly over minutes then and releases suddenly in a sudden click/snap. Lieing down makes it worse, Sitting makes it worse, Standing relieves it some what.
-posture is guarding automatically. if I pull my shoulder back & Down the pain goes from a 2/10->9/10 in my mid back area. My posture guards with shoulder moving Up & forward. Shoulder is noticeably lower when unguarded, when muscle tighten up significantly it is level.
-Get spasms/pain traveling down into front of shoulder/bicep & also down into my tricep.
-Basically If I use the arm on the problem side at all it gets messed up the inflammation spreads like wild fire throughout everywhere on upper right side side of neck. So I basically, can't use the arm period.
-Using the good arm will irritate it eventually if i do a constant repetitive motion like keyboard typing/mouse clicking too much.
-Tried chiropractor adjustment where they snapped my neck to relieve some of the tightness, Made it noticeably worse.
-Tried Acupuncture/prolotherapy, ultrasound, massage therapy. It seems like whenever they manage to relieve the tightness in the neck muscles it does the auto pluck guitar string again. Then the huge inflammation / spasms follows. Then it Tightens up significantly/guards.
-Can't even function without advil daily
My GP isn't taking my problem seriously because blood test comes back negative & his tests to see if my arm is paralyzed negative. It's true I usually do not feel significant pain at the moment of doing an activity. But the after effect one day later I'm completely crippled in excruciating pain. Can't even do basic activity like go for a walk, help out around the house, have sex, because every time I do it hurts so badly after that I really rather avoid the activity then suffer the after effect.
Does anyone have any recommendations as far as a spine clinic where they can basically baby sit you and walk you through every stage of the recovery process, diagnosing, surgery if necessary, and the physical exercise rehabilitation.
My life is basically on hold so I have no obligations at all with work, so I am able and willing to devote 100% of my time to recovery.