After about 12 months or so I finally took the recommendation of many people on this board and saw a proffessional about my neck/ upper back condition (I'm stubborn, I know )
To recap, I had a roof collapse on my head 18 months ago (I'm a fireman, don't try these stunts at home). From there I've gradually had less and less ROM in my neck, and over the last 4 months I started to lose strength in my arms, particually when my arms where in overhead situations, where I would experience pins and needles in my hands and wrists.
It got to the point where I could no longer even down a downward dog in my 'yoga' practice that I realised I needed proffessional help.
So I'm seeing a physiotherapist twice per week, consisting of massage work through the traps, rhomboids and levator scap. Also having spinal adjustments from C1 to T4-ish. I was shocked that even after doing daily WW that my cerival spine was rock hard from C1 to C4. My prescibed exercises are tractioning the neck by pressing the head against the floor and levator scap stretches.
Anyway, all these adjustments are making my spine and associated muscles flare in rather intense pain. (I was in tears last week from it) My assesment is that a very chronic condition is now being made acute from treatment to allow it to heal (Need to discuss this further with physio)
Currently attempting to do WW with difficulty, I'm used to being flexible and now I can't straighten my arm above my head.
What really, really sucks, is that I've never had a good workout with my 15lb clubbells, I just don't have the shoulder/neck strength to do these exercises. :(
Any advice from the Tribe would be greatly appreciated.