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What disease can cause neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Meningitis: High fever, severe headache that isn't easily confused with other types of headache, stiff neck, vomiting or nausea with headache, confusion or difficulty concentrating — in the very young, this may appear as inability to maintain eye contact, seizures , sleepiness or difficulty waking up, sensitivity to light, lack of interest in drinking and eating, skin rash in some cases, such as in viral kind.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Muscle spasm: There are many causes of neck and back pain including sprains, strains, and arthritis to name a few. Muscle rigidity or "muscle spasm" is often your body's response to pain or injury. In some instances the muscle itself is injured or stressed which results in "stiffness".
Last updated Jun 30, 2021


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