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I Have A Stiff Neck
Hi, I have this stiff neck for 10days already. Evrytime i wake up, it gets worse. I had taken cerebrex and suldida for 3days already, still it persist?
Any other symptoms?: Best to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
I hit the back of my head on monday and its thursday night and the pain is getting worse on the back of my head and i have a stiff neck. ?
Not uncommon: Similar to a car accident - you may feel worse several days after the accident. Did you lose consciousness? If so, then see your doctor for exam. Other concerning signs would be fuzzy thinking, headaches, dizziness, nausea, numbness / tingling in the hands or arms. If it is just stiffness and pain then I would see a chiropractor to help speed up the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improper posture: You are straining your back and neck due to bad posture while using your gagdets. Make sure you maintain a good posture while working.. Begin your day with streching exercises. Accomodations like using an ergonomic key board , work station and adjusting the height of your chair and desk will make a significant difference .Take frequent short breaks for stretching and relaxation exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more
Bumped my head 34 hrs ago, cut which bled but didn't hurt that much now it and the surrounding area is painful I have headache, stiff neck, is it ok?
I had a neck epidural injection but now I have a stiff neck not able to look down. Why is that? I had it done 4 days ago.
Neck inflammation: Epidural injection in the neck, like any other invasive procedure, has side effects which include some inflammation in the region due to mechanical procedure. Depending in the underlying condition requiring the procedure, u can use OTC anti inflammatory agents and consult your doctor if you don't improve by or develop additional symptoms like fever headache and blurred vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a stiff neck I have bulging disc in the neck but recently with the air on it it hurts a lot can't turn it one way please help ?
During basketball I fell and slammed my head on the floor, had dizziness for a few minutes and how I have a stiff neck. What can I do, what is it?
Head and neck injury: When one strikes their head on a hard surface and experiences dizziness and neck symptoms, i always get concerned about a head injury (subdural bleed, concussion, etc.) and a neck injury (cervical spine fracture, slipped disc, strain, etc.) although some of these are unlikely, they certainly are seriousness enough to deserve medical attention. See your doctor, go to the er, or call 911 if severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a stiff neck right side for awhile now can the strain. Cause swollen lyph nodes on that same side?
Not likely: Swollen lymph nodes are not typically caused by a muscular strain; they usually represent your bodies response to infection or inflmation. If you have had persistent swollen lymph nodes on the side of the neck, a good medical check up would probably be a good place to start to be evaluated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
140/90 Bp I have a stiff neck and back want to take otc muscle relaxer but says not to take if I have high Bp is my Bp to high to take one?
No: No, it should be fine to take with that level of BP. ...Read more
I have a stiff neck, and pain when opening my jaw and swallowing. I have experience stiff necks before, but the other pains are new to me. Any tips?
I have a stiff neck, I'm always tired, I'm hungry but if I have a bite of something I'm full, jaw feels stiff, what is this?
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Benign click is not considered a pathology. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options if needed. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more
I have a stiff neck only worst at the base of my skull. Does acupuncture work and how many treatments would it take to be sure?
Very helpful: An acute musculo skeletal injury may be treated in 1 to 3 sessions. Chronic problems may require 12 treatments with possible maintenance treatments thereafter. If an acupuncture procedure is not making some difference by the 3rd session - that procedure is not the right one for that patient. ...Read more
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