Hello. I am so glad to hear that someone found some relief without having surgery. I've had it for 2 years but now it's at the point that I can't drive with my right hand. Writing is even worst and can't even open a soda bottle. I've been using the Futuro splint and it's not helping at all. I've been having problems sleeping due to the pain into my neck area. What is comfrey salves? Any advise is greatly appreciated.