It's been almost a year since my herniate disk injury in my neck. Neck does not hurt amazingly! My my arm really gives me hell! Still. And the pain jumps around. Some days it's my shoulder, or my wrist or even my fingers. Still cannot feel one of them. I'm no longer a surgical candidate. Pain is manageable. I use prescription antinflamatories. I am able to exercise and I have learned to do modified exercise to push through some of the pain. I take breaks when needed. I use lots of pain med free alternatives for pain relief, like a tens unit and massage therapy. I quit smoking and all that healthy jazz. Recently have found the best way to relieve my pain lately is wine. Actually it all started recently when I went out, got toasted, hungover as hell the next day and then I realized, zero pain...ZERO pain for THREE whole days! What's crazy is i start getting partial sensation back to my finger. I'm not planning on polishing a bottle of wine every few days for pain relief but seriously the thought crossed my mind. Has anyone experienced this? I have noticed this on other occasions as well. My Nero says long term antinflamatories use is not healthy. Uh, really. Well then, here's to another glass of antioxidant rich red wine.