Hi Trevor! I think sadly that your job is going to be a nightmare for someone with a neck problem, I think keep having to look up & all around you will be very painful. I’m guessing that maybe you can’t take the Gabapentin with a job like that, is it a medication which can make you drowsy? I f you were able to change your job, presumably you could stay on the Gabapentin then, as it helps? You can be on it long term. But these sort of medications only work while you continue to take them- it’s not a cure, the only real cure for ES is to have the styloids removed.
Obviously I have never done a job like yours, so can’t speak from experience, but found that turning my neck alot was very painful for ES, flexion & extension was painful too, lifting as well.
If it is possible for you to look for something else, then that would be a good idea…is there any possibility of you being able to have surgery? I know finding doctors in Australia is difficult.