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How Long Is A Simple Stiff Neck Supposed To Last
There no simple: Stiff neck. If you talking aout minor injury it should not last more than few days. If the stiff neck have other cause you have to address that cause for it to go away. Thank you. ...Read more
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
Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?
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
Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?
Classic TMJ signs: You may have an expansion of the muscular component of your TMJ condition. See a neurouscular dentist with extensive TMJ training. ...Read more
More w increasing ag: Daily exercise is key to treatment. Gentle range of motion and walking! Pain may be reduced with over-the-counter medications (advil/aleve) ice will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing for upto 45 min, follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. See your doctor for worsening or persistent pain. ...Read more
Can be chronic: U may want to check with u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Usually until the: Infection has essentially run its course over one to two weeks and the degree of symptoms is very variable. ...Read more
Got a stiff neck for two weeks after I hit the shoulders workout in the gym & can't turn my head to the right side properly. How long will it to heal?
I'm just wondering I have a stent & for the last couple of nights I have been getting a stiff neck & a bit of a headache?
Stent: Might just be a bad pillow but are you on anticoagulants? Get your doctors opinion since you have a stent. ...Read more
Depends on the: Cause- from several days to weeks for most conditions. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
I get a stiff neck/shoulder about once a month. The pain decreases lasts a week. Changing pillows has not helped. What other reasons can cause this?
Neuritis: Sometimes there can be nerve irritation in the spine, in this case the cervical region. May want to see your doctor and have x-ray/MRI to see if there is possible disc/pressure on nerves coming out from that part of your spine. Also could be due to tension /stress that will give upper back/ neck spasms ...Read more
I have stiff neck and shoulders and apart from some headaches I have some stabbing pains on my temple. They last for a minute maximum. Is it from neck?
Tweaked something doing curls at gym. Last 4 days I’ve had a stiff neck looking far right combined with a dull ache in my right trapezius. Pls help?
Strain: This could simply be a strain of the trapezius muscle and neck, but a pinched nerve is also a possibility if turning your head to the left doesn't also cause the pain. Either way, at this time I recommend avoiding strain on the neck. Taking an anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve may also help. If symptoms persist or worsen, get examined by your physician or orthopedic specialist ...Read more
I fell last night & hit my head on a drive way really hard, today I’ve had a slight headache and stiff neck, am I probably fine? Or should I be worrie
Concerned: Some residual ache can be expected but one can never be certain that you might have a concussion or subdural hematoma problem. If the headache gets worse and any nausea, neurologic symptoms or visual distortion occurs, need to rush to ER. Regardless, in case of doubt get examined. ...Read more
I've got a headache and a stiff neck but I haven't got a fever. The stiff neck started yesterday when I woke up I've been off work for the last 2 wks?
Stiff neck headache: Get in to see a dr if you can. Majority of the time your dr can tell if this is something serious or not by taking a good history and exam. Maybe cervicogenic, vertebral aneurysm, tension, aseptic meningitis, some serious & some not so serious. Sprain of the muscles of the back of the slap if you slept funny. Hard to know. If light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, worsening, headache, go in asap ...Read more
My right gland in neck is always swollen, gets worse when I have a cold but I can always feel it there. Last 2 days stiff neck and more swollen, normal?
Slight infection: The glands in your neck are lymphatic glands. Lymphatics basically take the fluid between the cells and send them to glands with white blood cells. If the white blood cells find an infection (virus, bacteria) they multiple and your gland gets bigger. So during a cold the glands can get bigger. This is normal. If you are concerned you could go to your doctor and he/she can check by feeling them ...Read more
See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. All of these can cause stiffness and/or pain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?
I would: Go to the hospital, now. I would not even wait till the morning please. You need to know why this is happening. Please don't put this off till tomorrow. ...Read more
I had extreme diziness during deep sleep last night. I also have a stiff neck for past one month. What is this condition and what is the remedy?
For the last month, I wake in the morning with a very stiff neck (can't turn to left) and my face and body are extremely swollen. No change in diet.
Hard to say: Your swelling concerns me the most. Whole-body swelling can be caused by heart-failure, liver damage, kidney failure, and certain medications, among other causes. With the combination of neck pain and swelling, nothing specific comes to mind. Please see a provider who will do a good physical exam and ask you more questions to try to figure this out. You deserve an answer! ...Read more
I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?
I was in a car accident last may got whiplash. Now every time I have a stiff neck I get really bad headaches, should I be concerned?
Only some: The car accident caused neck strain. The best treatment would be exercises for strength, flexibiity, and range of motion for the rest of your life. The headaches are most likely tension headaches related to the neck strain. If you can get in the best possible physical condition from now on -- knowing what you know -- you could possibly decrease the frequency, intensity, and duration of headaches. ...Read more