I have a large c5/6 disc prolapse which is causing significant pain in my shoulder, elbow and wrist, plus tingles in my thumb and forefinger. It first started about 13 weeks ago. I had a c6 nerve root block injection a few weeks ago but had no improvement from it, and I'm now waiting for my next appointment to plan what next. I'm taking tramadol, cocodamol and amitriptlyne to manage the pain, but I've still been off work from my office job for the last 4 weeks because sitting and computer work makes the pain much worse.
I'm after some advice on what to do from people with similar conditions - I'm 30 and life is very much on hold for me right now and getting rather fed up with it! Not to mention I can't afford to be off work for much longer.
Edited to add - intrigued whether there is any chance at all that in time the pain will go away without treatment?I know that the disc won't repair itself but there appears to be no gross neurological deficit so it is just pain..