On Easter weekend this year I did some landscape gardening and stupidly dragged a half tonne bag of stones from my drive to my garden.
The next couple of days I started to develop pain on my left scapular and pain in my left arm.
The pain worsened and I then had spasms in my arm, chest and in my back.
I also have tingling and numbness in my thumb and middle finger.
I have visited the Doctors twice who said it was a trapped nerve in my neck and both sent me away with Naproxen and Codeine.
I have had 6 sessions of Chiro and also visited A&E 2 weeks ago as the pain was so bad I felt I needed to be scanned or X-Rayed but again I was sent away with pain killers.
I am now taking Tramadol which is helping but I am not feeling great when on them.
How long is this likely to last? I have been like this for 9 weeks and have been taking pain killers this whole time.
Its getting me down so much.
It’s been diagnosed as being a pinched nerve at C6.
I have also been icing and using heat which helps a little.
My job is desk based and sitting down is agonising.
Any advice would be welcomed!!