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How do I ease a constant stiff neck on one side of my neck?

How do I ease a constant stiff neck on one side of my neck?

PT and more: If you haven't seen your doctor i would suggest a visit for an evaluation. Stiffness may be due to muscle spasm or arthritic changes or other. An xray could show if you have any arthritic changes. A physical therapist can help with releasing muscle tightness, reviewing posture, a stretching and strengthening program. Medications (both oral and topical) as well as injections might be helpful too. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more


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I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I ease the stiffness?

I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I  ease the stiffness?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. Through manual therapy (ie: stretching, massage etc) your stiffness may subside. If this does not help, see an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Heat & exercises : Without more information, it is not possible to try to determine the cause of your pain. Would recommend trying an otc NSAID along with stretching exercises. If the pain persists then you need to see your pcp. ...Read more

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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

These are worrisome: symtoms and may represent an inflammation of the meninges. You should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible to exclude meningitis. Go soon and don't delay. ...Read more

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what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

 what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

Hot water: Definitely! The Japanese knew about this centuries ago - hence their tradition of onsen. A hot bath or shower will do wonders! Of course rest and stretching of tired muscles even with some massage thrown in can do wonders. Best to 'listen' to your body... Pain is the language it uses to tell you 'stop doing' this or that. It helps to pay attention sometimes. Now I recommend taking it easy. ...Read more

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Back pain ? Stiff neck? One side head numbness? Could this be a migraine?

Back pain ? Stiff neck? One side head numbness? Could this be a migraine?

Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, numbness, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a stiff neck for some time on one side extending to shoulder. Also increasingly annoyin tinnitus. Nausea occasionally i work at a computer, and i also do gym, which involves crunches and this strains the neck. I had thought that this was the ca

I have had a stiff neck for some time on one side extending to shoulder. Also increasingly annoyin tinnitus. Nausea occasionally i work at a computer, and i also do gym, which involves crunches and this strains the neck. I had thought that this was the ca

There : There are many potential causes to your stated clinical symptoms. Stiff neck by it self can be caused by extraneous and/or sustained activities in or around the neck area. They can occur with no clear cause too. The tinnitus and eye floaters can be independent of the stiff neck however. Apparently one affects hearing and the other one vision. A visit to your primary care doctor should be in order. From neurological perspective, they could all be from the same etiology, especially if they are on the same side of the body. In the latter case, some form of brain imaging (mri or ct scan) should be considered. ...Read more