A 16-year-old male asked:
Stiff, sore neck and shoulder for about 5 days. checked by 2 doctors and said its fine. taking advil (ibuprofen). will it go away with time?
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Neurology 35 years experience
Yes, it will: A stiff neck is a muscle spasm that is part of the normal nervous system response to protect against further injury. Usually lasts for 4 to 6 weeks in duration.
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