Hi Sarah, neck issues stink especially when a nerve is being pinched. I am dealing with the same thing right now. I have a long history of neck & back issues. I am trying Gabapentin right now for this. I have burning pain on the upper left shoulder blade & into the top of my arm. Steroids are often rx'd for this type of situation because it helps with inflammation of any kind. Often the drs will recommend epidural steroid injections too.
I know that you are not interested in surgery, however, you may want to consider a consult with a very good neurosurgeon to see what he/she would recommend besides surgery. At least go & see what one would recommend for some relief. A good neurosurgeon will not push surgery, instead offer options.
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