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The back of my neck hurts. i cant turn my head without pain. my lymph nodes might be swollen. can a viral infection cause this?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: however, I would never ignore neck pain: it could be muscular, inflammatory, nerver issues, infection or just a low grade viral infection. Never ignore these symptoms. Get checked today.
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck pain: Probable cervical muscle spasm. Do range of motion exercises. apply hot compress, take ibuprofen

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