I wonder what type of brace you are wearing. If any neck movement is triggering the pain then a cervico-throracic brace would be really useful. This will give support to neck and upper back.
Other than this, there may be Scalene Myofascial Pain Syndrome. When scalene muscle is the cause of pain, the pain is referred from neck to (either all or a combination of) chest, inner lining of scapula (shoulder bone), shoulder, posterior and lateral sides of the arm right up to the thumb and index finger. When this muscle shortens, this can press on brachial plexus (bundle of nerves and blood vessels in the armpit) and the subclavian artery and can compress or irritate these structures and cause symptoms such as abnormal sensation, cold extremity, spasms of pain, and lymphedema (swelling of lymph channels causing swelling of arm or leg) in the involved extremity. Treatment is by physiotherapy that involves indentifying the trigger points, and massaging them, and other exercises to relieve the muscle tension.
Pinched nerves in the neck could also be the cause. So, apart from pain killers this too would respond to some physiotherapy. Please discuss with your treating doctor. Take care!
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I use a Aspen contour hard brace for my back have been looking for a neck brace . I definetly have to do somthing different at night when I sleep I wake up with pain thats horriable in my neck and shoulder , I think from bad movment while asleep , when I'm up I can control my movements better I still cant understand why if my back is haveing a bad day it makes my neck hurt , or neck to back and leg .
I guess im stuck on that there separate issuses .
And thanks so much for your time and thoughts . I hit the enter by accident