My neck and shoulder hurt so badly. I've been going to physical therapy for 2 1/2 months now and still not better. Two of the fingertips on my left hand are now numb. The left side is the worst and apparently the numbness is caused by a nerve in my shoulder/neck. I am thinking about just getting injections. Are they cortisone? I assume so. I use Biofreeze, heating pad, ibuprofen, percocet and now thinking of Savella. I just don't want to gain weight (fat enough!) which the nerve meds cause. I may just have too though. But then I'll have to buy bigger clothes and who has the money for that!!!