Well, I would not say that lupus cannot cause this symptom, but other causes are more likely.
Wrong posture while reading or working on computers can cause neck and upper back stiffness and pain. It can also be due to bone disease of vertebra or due to pinched nerves. Arthritis of the vertebral joints and muscle stiffness can cause a swelling. Fat deposition is another possibility. Apart from pain medications you need alternative therapies like manual traction, physiotherapy and neck and back stretching and strengthening exercises to relieve the pain. Please discuss with your doctor. If all this is ruled out, then lupus should be considered, especially if you are suffering from it. Take care!
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