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I Have A Stiff Neck From Hitting My Head
Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?
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
Need I be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?
Should I be concerned with a feeling of pressure in my head, dizziness, and a very sore stiff neck after hitting the back of my head on an ice rink?
Yes: Please to the emergency room immediately. I would go by ambulance. Please do not drive yourself. ...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 more
Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?
Yes: You must rule out the possibility of bleeding into the brain. There is a well known lucid interval that may last for hours following a head injury. It would be wise to go to the emergency room and rule out the possibility of a sub dural bleed. ...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 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 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 hit on the head with a box that wasn't heavy. Before this I had stiff neck, shoulder, & back. What sign should I worry and should I see doctor?
Knocked out.: If the box you and you were knocked out it is much more likely you may have a significant injury. We look for neurologic findings such as mental confusion, upset stomach, eyes focusing properly, ambulating properly. You could also have pain in your arms or loss of function in your arms. ...Read more
Yes: You may have a serious problem so I would either go to the hospital or see your regular doctor today. ...Read more
I hit my head very hard on concrete last night, it was bleeding a lot and the paramedic cleaned it up, now foggy headed & very sore, stiff neck.
Stiff neck prob from pillows fever nasal drip after head hit no knock out possible meningitis? Got the vaccine awhile ago
Hit top of head getting out of the car 2 days ago. Been getting headaches & pressure around eyes & back of head & one sided sore/stiff neck. Normal?
Headache: You may have caused some damage in the tissues overlying the brain. I would suggest you see a position and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Buckd off horse 9/7 hit back head. 9/8 sore stiff neck front. Swoll. Musc right side. Treating @ home. Is it worth get. Seen? Or is it muscle strain?
Its definitely muscl:
Strain BUT have it checked to ensure you haven't broken any bones in the C spine.
If its was a simple strain, then its already been 2 months since injury and it should have been greatly improved.
Besides soreness and swelling, are you getting any other symptoms?
I suggest have it seen, so as to remove any doubt that a bony injury occurred.
good luck. ...Read more
Fell and hit my head on concrete floor 6 months ago. Have had a MRI and CT scan both are clear. I still have stiff neck, pain to turn my head, burning?
I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?
See your doctor:
If you truly have a stiff neck--cannot touch your chin to your chest or move head from side to side, you must be seen urgently by your doctor or emergency room--if you have fever this becomes more urgent.
If you have any scalp problems this may cause tiny bumps or if you pull your hair tight as some do for braids, this may be related. See your physician. ...Read more
Went to er- fainted, hit head on sidewalk and the ct was normal. Today I have stiff neck, really bad nausea and feel really sick to my stomach.?
Followup: I would probably be seen. Usually when you are seen in the ER, you are given a followup appointment with the specialist that was on call for the ER when you were there. You need to followup to reevaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
Headache worse lying down, woke with stiff neck, sore throat and my muscles are aching. Standing/ sit up headache gets better. Hit on head 3 days ago?
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 more
Have a stiff neck knot in the back of my neck. Tingling in the center of my back to my lower of my head. Minor headaches vision blurry?
I have intermittent pain in my head above and higher over my left ear. I also have a stiff neck for around two weeks. Pain is sharp.?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I woke up in the middle of the night in pain, stiff neck, can't move my head much, shoulders and back hurt as well. What do I do?
Friend and I knocked heads yesterday's really hard. Got an instant headache. I still have headache and now when I chew it hurts. Also stiff neck.
Post traumatic HA: Head hits can lead to daily headache, plus muscle tightness of face, jaw and neck. Likely this will resolve on it's own within 4 weeks or less. For the first 2 weeks, it's okay to take over-the counter Ibuprofen or Naproxen as needed. If it persists beyond 2 weeks, get in to a neurologist for evaluation and management. Good luck! ...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?
Headache: Althought the stiff neck is likely to be due to neck muscles strain, it would be wise to see a physician who could examine you and determine if there is a need for further testing. ...Read more
Head turning: It may be a vertebral problem but it may be a muscular problem. You may have torticollis or a wry neck. If you do it will respond to heat or ice treatment and analgesics or muscle relaxants. If no response see your doctor for further evaluation and xrays of your cervical vertebrae. ...Read more
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