I don't know, if this is the same thing, but I have a slight curveture(sp?) scoliosis,on my upper spine and have excrutiating pain in the upper spine, neck, shoulder and arm. For a week now, I have a nerve pain in my upper arm, which makes me sick to my stomach sometimes, because it is such a severe pain. My rheumy doesn't think it is not scoliosis related. He thinks it is either from the Lupus or the RA and I think he is right, when I was on MTX, there was no pain in that area. But until I find out what my liver is doing, I am not allowed to take any meds.
I have taken muscle relaxers and anti inflamatories ( he okay'd those when I am in alot of pain), but nothing hepls.
I am in so much pain, I don't know what else to so.
Sorry I couldn't be any help, but it sounds that we both have a simular pain, we have to deal with.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).