A 45-year-old member asked:
meningitis, what does stiff neck mean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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, which is part of meningitis.
Answered on Oct 8, 2013
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