I see you are still having troubles. I too have nerve degeneration at my C6/7 level with axonal neuropathy and left ulnar neuropathy. With pinced nerve at my elbow. It was also noted that I have a possible latency for biceps nerve degeneration as well. All of which was picked up on EMG last May. I was suposed to have a shoulder MRI done today but couln't make it. My neck was hurting so badly it was causing a SEVERE headache and burning pain between my shoulder blades.
Two vicodin didn't even relieve my pain.
I do have the shooting pain down my arm that you speek of. Mine stems from the nerve damage in my neck. I often get the burning between my shoulder blades. Then at times I get it deep within my shoulder, which is accompied by spasms under my scapula. Then I get the sharp shooting pain down my arm into my hand. At times it makes my pinky go numb. Is this what you are speaking of? The back of my neck sometimes feels hot too. I also have OA in my neck and shoulder too which often does NOT help my situation.
It's often hard to differentiate between the two, but when I get the burning between my shoulder blades....I know that's caused from my neck. Usually, burning is ascoiated with the nerves in the neck.