Om and Zach, hi hi hi
Thanks for replying!
It started with poor seating at work: For years I sat on a stool, causing my whole head to jut out like a duck. You really can't sit up straight and maintain good posture. This is where it started. It made the muscles in my neck right where the neck meets the back of the skull completely seize up, giving me terrible tension headaches that can last for DAYS.
Lousy pillows exacerbated it.
Last December, I bought a buckwheat pillow and it made a WORLD of difference. However, I believe I have some extra damage done from an injury in Crossfit last year. I hurt myself during a warm-up and did the WOD anyway. BAAAAAAD idea. Anyway, I pissed off the muscles in my right trapezius, thereby this pulls on my neck, sending awful pain and coldness into my right arm. Late last year (before the buckwheat pillow) I had a few episodes where this literally SIEZED my entire right side, and I COULD NOT MOVE without being in screaming pain. No joke.
Shoulder rolls and neck stretches help. I really, REALLY need to go back to yoga to keep my whole body limber. I'm not doing any exercise these days and haven't for a while (except dancing 1x/week). But this x-ray stuff is really bothering me