I am so totally frustrated and tired of living in pain. I went to meet with a neurosurgeon yesterday who reviewed my MRI's and told me there is nothing surgically to operate on. I have osteophytes at C5-C6 and C6-C7 and DDD. He sees a bulge but he is quite sure it is not compressing the nerve root. As I drive home for the 2 hours and sleep in the car, seat back a bit, pillow under my head, arms supported and my left pinkie and ring finger go so sound asleep I can't feel them. The pain has been predominantly right side oriented for the last year and 1/2. I have been seeing a PT for 6 months twice a week. I take gabapentin for the pain. The last three weeks my left shoulder blade has started to burn and my left tricep. If there is nothing in my neck that is operable, where is all this pain coming from? How am I going to live every day in pain? I take so much advil now to get through a day, I can't imagine that is good for me. I am only 45 years old and it has limited my ability to do the things I love. Any suggestions?