Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Your description suggests that you have CERVICAL DISC DISEASE
producing typical symptoms of pain in the neck,shoulders,arms and radiating into elbows.
This is generally due to a protruding cervical disc causing pressure or compression over the nerve root
The initial management for this problem would be as follows -
Rest : A collar will prevent unguarded movement; A soft cervical collar
is advisable. However, it seldom needs to be worn for more than a week or two.
are needed in the acute phase. Muscle relaxants are essential for relieving muscle spasms which follow acute pain.
Cervical Traction : may enlarge the disc space, permitting the prolapse to subside. Intermittent cervical traction for not more than 30 minutes at a time. Weight upto 8kg can be added.Physiotherapy
: Once the acute phase of pain has subsided, Isometric strengthening exercises of the paravertebral muscles are started. Ice, moist heat application can be tried.
If the symptoms do not resolve with the above measures, consult an orthosurgeon and follow his advice.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day