I have been suffering from neck and shoulder pain in my left side for over a year now, but given the nature of WC just recently was diagnosed with a chronic painful degenerative disk condition. I am waiting to have an MRI approved for some (more) physical evidence and had an EKG that showed a slight abnormality in my ulnar(?) nerve from my elbow to hand in L arm.
Currently I am finding difficulty in maintaining comfort. Although I have acquired a few tricks to put my pain at bay--resting my elbow on a soft surface or using SalonPas patches--I am still finding it quite uncomfortable to go to sleep or sit. Even when I try to fix my posture and sit straight, my head/arm still feel heavy on my neck, and I can not seem to find a way to stay comfortable. For sleeping, I have a generic memory foam pillow with the groove in the center. Although I realize the neck support is beneficial the next day, it is painful on my head/shoulder because of how firm it is, making it difficult to sleep throughout the night. I realize comfort is a personal matter, but I am hoping I can try to learn from others' personal testimonies.
Thank you for reading this!