Thanks for the reply Sydney Jo. That's exactly it - trying to turn my neck is really, really painful. I never have a day without this pain, the injections help but if goes away at all it is merely for two or three days at the most and then the intensity gradually builds up again. I have found heat pads work too. The neurosurgeon tells me that when the facets in the neck and upper spine fuse and my neck stiffens into one position then the pain should go - but when that will be he doesn't say. I'm glad I've found somwone with same prob - well, not glad for your pain, but glad there is more than just me out here with it.
Better to try all things and to find all things empty, than to try nothing and leave your life a blank