I am getting increasingly frustrated with my neck pain. I am pretty sure my doctor is under the assumption that it's all in my head. My physio is stumped why I am not progressing any further. And I had an MRI that I have never heard the results for so I am assuming there is nothing that showed up on it. The pain is a burning sensation that travels through my neck and at times into my shoulder and outer aspect of my arm. Somedays it's unbearable and my current 1200 mg dose of gabapentin no longer helps. I will at times have numbness along the outside of my arm and into my fourth and fifth digit as well as the palm of my hand. At it's worst it feels like my spine is being driven through the base of my skull, and someone has a grip on my shoulders and won't let go. My right arm is significantly weaker than it was pre pain. This all started on January 5, 2013 and is progressively getting worse. Yesterday at work I ended up having to do some heavy lifting to free a fallen patient and am in significant pain today and have noticed weakness in my left arm starting. Any suggestions?