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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

These are worrisome: symtoms and may represent an inflammation of the meninges. You should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible to exclude meningitis. Go soon and don't delay. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Are headaches the result of neck and/or head injury ?

Are headaches the result of neck and/or head injury ?

Headaches: Headaches have a multitude of causes and certainly may be associated with head and neck muscle strains. Taking nsaids as Ibuprofen may be helpful and decrease the severity of ha, if these continue evaluation by a medical providers is important. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

NOT RELATED: Swollen glands are not related to head injury head injury can not cause swollen glands, if you have swollen glands you should see your doctor to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Neck started hurting close to heae in back left side while running today. I has gotten progressively worse and now i can barely turn my head. Injury?

Neck started hurting close to heae in back left side while running today. I has gotten progressively worse and now i can barely turn my head. Injury?

Muscle Spasm: The description of your symptoms sounds like a muscle spasm in your upper neck. The brain subconsciously contracts the para vertebral muscles to prevent perceived spinal injury. This is the reason, the pain become worse during the day. If the pain/spasm does not improve significantly, then discussing the symptoms with your doctor should be the next step. ...Read more

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Do I have a head injury and should I be concerned about it. Yesterday, i was at my highschool track practice i was highjumping then i jumped way to high and when i landed i just clipped the mat and landed on the ground on my neck and the back of my head

Do I have a head injury and should I be concerned about it. Yesterday, i was at  my highschool track practice i was highjumping then i jumped way to high and when i landed i just clipped the mat and landed on the ground on my neck and the back of my head

I : I agree with dr fowler. In particular, what you describe is typical for a concussion, but you should be checked to be sure that you don't have a more serious kind of injury such as a subdural hematoma or a contusion. Also, if you hit your neck, you should have an MRI scan of the neck to be sure you have not damaged your cervical spine and put your spinal cord at risk. Do not delay in seeking appropriate evaluations. ...Read more

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Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See a neurologist for evaluation. http://www.webmd.com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more