I was first referred to a shoulder specialist, but when I described my pain in more detail, he sent me to a spine specialist who eventually discovered I had a bad disc in my neck
that was causing the pain
. I had surgery, but i tried acupuncture to
control the pain
before surgery, and it helped a little. If it has not healed in a month, don't wait too long to see a specialist. The anti-inflammatories (i.e. naproxen, ibuprofen, meloxicam) did not help me at all.