Hi. After seeing a PT six weeks ago who manipulated my neck, I have had severe neck and upper back pain that only goes away when I lie down for a while. The pain is centered on my spine. It does not radiate down the arms. Oral steroids and cervical epidurals have not helped much. My pain in the upper back is at the very top of my back and feels like a heavy pressure or burning as soon as I stand up. My MRI shows mild degeneration of three discs (same as four years ago when I had zero pain) and the top Cervical doctor in the area says the discs have plenty of room and cannot explain why I am not better. Another doctor offered to replace the three discs. My question is does this sound like disc pain or like a sprain of some sort, or both? If a sprain, how do I heal it? It just does not seem to get any better.