A member asked:

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 answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered 3/22/2020

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Dr. Ronald Ward answered

Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery

Neck pain: Probable cervical muscle spasm. Do range of motion exercises. apply hot compress, take ibuprofen

Answered 1/5/2019

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