Thanks for writing to us.
The pain in your neck and upper back without any visible swelling is likely to be due to cervical spondylosis
. You can visit your orthopedician for an MRI
of the cervical spine
to find out the extent of damage. Treatment involves rest, pain killers, muscle relaxants and isometric exercises of the neck.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal