I would suggest going into see an Orthopedic Dr or surgeon. I fell nearly 2 years ago and broke my eye socket and nasal cavity. The doctors at the time were so worried about my face that they paid no attention to my neck and/or arm. For the next nearly 2 years, I have had issues with my arm/neck with severe pain radiating from the base of my spinal column down into my shoulder and arm. Sometimes it would radiate upwards but mostly into my shoulder and arm. I went into see an Ortho dr who injected cortisone into my shoulder and for the next week, I had severe pain in my neck. When I went back in for a re-check, I asked him about the pain getting worse and moving into my neck and he referred me to a Psyiatrist (not sure if that is how you spell it sorry), this Dr did another MRI (at this point, I had had 7 done) and that MRI detected that I have a herniated disc in my neck C5/C6....I went through all of the tests that were recommended such as Cervical Epidural, Cervical Facet Joint Injections and a Discogram....when the first 2 did nothing to help besides raise my medical bill beyond reason, the discogram was suggested to make sure that it was "for sure" the one disc...it has now been determined that the C5/C6 is definately the issue so on Tuesday the 27th, I undergo Cervical Fusion Surgery!! I am scared to death but so ready to live without the aide of pain relievers and muscle relaxers!! I really hope all of this has helped you to some extent and that you will find relief quicker than I did!! Take care and keep in touch!!
I would give acupuncture a try. I have had success with a combination of massage and acupuncture. Often you can find a practicioner that will work on a sliding scale.
Also, if you have isurance. Physical therapy is a good idea.