I do suffer from chronic arms/wrist and neck pain due to damage to central cord (central cord syndrome) and accompanied by multilevel cervical stenosis.The intensifies when I am stressed out,anxious and fatigued,which I am most of the time as I sleep poorly since I also have insomnia. My neuro 1st recommended surgery (4 level cervical laminectomy with fusion) but later told me that the surgery will not improve existing symptoms as they are due to damage to the cord itself ,and the cord cannot be repaired or regenerated.
I have been trying medication, yoga, physio but those measures don't bring much relief. Only some application of ice packs to my arms bring some temporary relief. I did also notice that my neck hurts less and is less stiff during the warm weather and gets worse during cold and damp weather conditions. Does anybody here has ever had the same or similar experience or some knowledge on the effects of warmth on chronic neck pain?