Hello Mrs Rita, I do feel the difficulties your beloved husband is going through. As per your complaints it could be a case of Cervical IVDP
(Inter vertebral disc prolapse
).... He might get some relief with neck in extended position. That means moving head and neck backward down. one Cervical collar
also could be helpful. Actually require some more details to suggest you in a better manner. like- 1.does neck flexion (head down) position aggravates the symptoms? If yes then you need to take your husband for a MRI scan to know the details about the disc position then to a Physiotherapy
establishment for some electrical pain relieving modalities and some manual hand skill techniques to be given by a professional physio... Then you can learn few exercises for your husband. If these conservative management does not help you out probably your husband needs to be ready for a surgery... Wish your husband a good health soon.