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Doctor insights on: Neck Pain Stiffness Causes

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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
1,595 doctors shared insights

Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

Many things: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Yes: If there are degenerative changes in the cervical or neck region of the spine, they can lead to inflammation creating muscular symptoms of tightness leading to a type of muscle contraction headache up the back of your head or occipital region. ...Read more

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Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Manipulation: Gentle indirect osteoapathic manipulative techniques can be very helpful. Most of these will resolve by themselves without intervention given a few days. ...Read more

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Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Possibly: Irritation to lower nerves in the neck can on occasion manifest as chest pain. But ruling out the more worrisome causes of chest pain needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can shoulder and neck pain cause chest tightness?

Can shoulder and neck pain cause chest tightness?

Possibly: Shoulder and neck pain dont really "cause" chest tightness, but a herniated disc in the neck can sometimes cause all these problems, including chest pain/tighteness that can seem like a heart attack. ...Read more

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Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Possible: Your symptoms may be related to TMJ. It is likely that there may be other things going on. Is your life stressful? Poor ergonomic work conditions? Traumatic events? You may need a multifaceted treatment, working with a TMJ dentist, primary care, massage, PT to help you. ...Read more

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Could neck pain and hip pain be related?

Could neck pain and hip pain be related?

Not likely: The neck and hip both have their own unique anatomy and are likely not connected although in some cases pain in the hip or neck may alter your posture or how you walk which can irritate the other parts of your body. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain?

Too many to say: Neck pain is a very common complaint. Improper support of the neck while sleeping is common. Trauma of course is a cause. As we age or due to occupational reasons, the neck can degenerate and cause neck pain. Rheumatologic conditions can cause neckk pain. Too much to cover here. If a problem, you need a good evaluation, history and exam and nperhaps x-rays and other testing and then treatment. ...Read more

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What causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

What  causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: There are many causes of neck and back pain including sprains, strains, and arthritis to name a few. Muscle rigidity or "muscle spasm" is often your body's response to pain or injury. In some instances the muscle itself is injured or stressed which results in "stiffness". ...Read more

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What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic?: Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem(ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho. ...Read more

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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Okay, I'll play: I'll see your dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness and raise you fever nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Seriously, you must think doctors have truly superhuman powers of divination to expect an answer to a 7-word post that doesn't even contain a verb. Thank you for the compliment, but it isn't true. Read some of the posts here that got real answers to learn how to post a real question. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more