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Meningitis stiff neck test

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Meningitis: Stiff neck is a symptom and nuchal rigidity (or difficulty in passive movement of the neck) are due to inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord, ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Only one of many sx: There are more benign explanations for the stiff neck, such as tension headache, neck degenerative disc disease, etc. Meningitis symptoms are usually ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Probably not: Meningitis is often associated with severe headache and vomiting because of increased intracranial pressure. Should you develop severe headache, conta... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Relax: You do not have meningitis, and you are right as far more severe symptoms would be present, such as severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck and... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes/no: The acute dangerous forms of meningitis are not going to linger, they often strike you down & kill you within days. Viral, less worrisome & se... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Meningitis can result in neck pain or stiffness along with fevers, chills, and other symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Spinal meningitis: Usually once the infection clears the symptoms of a stiff neck resolve but it can take some time as the infection irritates the membrane that goes aro... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Stiff meck: Many viral infections result in muscle and joint aches such as stiff neck.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
See your PCP: You should be evaluated by your physician. If you have persistant stiff neck and headache, it is possible to have a more serious problem such as an i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Symptoms: Meningitis usually comes on pretty quick. Symptoms may include: fever and chills, mental status changes, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, s... Read More

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