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What causes a simple case of "stiff neck"?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Usually positional: Tension is put on the neck muscles in an abnormal position....Maybe you slept in an unusualy fashion...Or you twisted to look at something and caused a spasm....Or ..

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of a stiff neck?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Stiff enck causes: There are several muscles in the neck area and the ligaments over the cervical spine and the neck stiffness can be from any of these . The cervcial spine has discs and probelms wiht the disc themselves can cause the muscles around the neck to go into spasm as well. Auto accidents can cause this form the sudden jolt to the soine and the neck and upper back muscles. See you doc if it persists.

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