How are you? Aside from the throat
culture and strep
test, was there an imaging study done? While sore throat
may recur and may be caused by viral or bacterial organisms, the pain in the upper back and neck area may need to be checked also to rule out musculoskeletal issues. If your present medications are not helping, check with your doctor for proper management. Imaging studies may also be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted.