This is the second recurrence of the pain. It was triggered this time by mowing grass w/ steep banks and using industrial blower. I was fine for the first 4 weeks. Once it triggers it is the worst pain of my life and it's about 1 1/2 mths. now with real pain mostly in the morning. I'm basically laid out all day. The arm feels like it goes to sleep very easily if I get into most positions.
Does this sound like a herniated disc? (x-ray says no bone damage, thoracic outlet syndrome is the other possibility I'm thinking)
How well do these heal? I used to have no problem with this kind of work and as of right now these type of lifting, pulling jobs are off--just not worth it.
Best treatment? I have been icing several times daily, heat pad, muscle relaxers, ibuprofen, even tried some neck decompression on myself.
I would just like to hear how others have dealt with this because it is basically changing my life.