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Acute onset of severe stiff neck for 6 weeks now. stretching doesn't help. no other symptoms. xrays ok. didn't strain it. bilateral. ?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Maybe tension ache?: A common cause of this symptom is tension in the posterior neck muscles due to using a computer monitor or placing the head in an uncomfortable position for too long. Is it worse when you move the head, or when someone touches the muscles? If there has been no injury, it may not be due to the deeper structures, like the intervertebral discs. Hard to tell based on this amount of information.
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