My back is not usually involved, but for too long now I've experienced severe, acute left side pain
from as high up my body
as my left ear/jaw area, taking in all the left side
of my neck
, collar, shoulder, left arm, etc. These episodes can last as long as 4 hours. They have become more frequent, longer lasting and more severe. I am out of my mind with pain. My primary doctor says I have fibromyalgia. Two years ago he sent me to an orthopaedic surgeon who recommended surgery for stenosis.