A 30-year-old female asked:
had a bad case of stomach flu. now neck is so stiff and sore and have shooting pain down right arm and can barely move it. is this serious?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
ER or Urgent Care: I would advise an ER or Urgent Care evaluation ASAP. While your symptoms may be from a pinched nerve in the neck, there is a chance this could be from meningitis. If you had vomiting and diarrhea, this is likely stomach flu, and your vomiting strained the muscles in your neck - you still could benefit from medical care. If you have had vomiting only, go to the ER for further testing ASAP.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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