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Recurring Stiff Neck Causes
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
Stiff enck causes: There are several muscles in the neck area and the ligaments over the cervical spine and the neck stiffness can be from any of these. The cervcial spine has discs and probelms wiht the disc themselves can cause the muscles around the neck to go into spasm as well. Auto accidents can cause this form the sudden jolt to the soine and the neck and upper back muscles. See you doc if it persists. ...Read more
Very common: Neck and lower back pain, are very common. In fact, neck and lower back pain accounts for the majority of doctor visits in this country. I am assuming, that you have not been in an accident, or injured your neck in any way, otherwise you would have stated that. The most common cause of neck and lower back pain, when it comes ona herniated disk, can also cause neck pain because of local instability. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Absolutely: Over or under extension of the neck, sleeping with the neck in a funny position, anything that keeps the neck in a less than neutral position can cause stiffness, with the pillow a likely suspect ...Read more
Possibly: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause pain especially if you have not improved with medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Many ways: The first thing to do is to understand what good posture looks like. There are a number of resources for this but probably the best way to learn to take control of this yourself is to have a few sessions with a physical therapist who can teach you. Postural exercises looking in a mirror can help. One of my favorites is yoga which spends a great deal of time working on alignment. ...Read more
Meningitis: Having significant symptoms after a procedure is cause for investigation. I hope you would call the doctor who did this procedure at once to let them know. I think you need to be seen today by a doctor to figure out what is wrong. If the LP was done 2 days ago, there should be some 'answers' for your case. Please call now, or go to the ER if no one answers the phone. ...Read more
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...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
Migraine vs Virus: I concur with dr silver. Most instances of meningitis are aseptic meningitis--usually virus inflaming the meninges. It is painful with stiff neck, ha & nausea, but it goes away like any other virus--rest, fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. Red flags for something worse = high fever over 102f, somnolence, vomiting, seizure, or loss of strength, sensation, hearing or vision. Feel better soon! ...Read more
Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.
I always seem to have a very stiff neck ever since I was in a car accident. I do carry a 40lb backpack, but is that the cause?
Sounds more related: To whatever happened as a result of your motor vehicle accident rather than the backpack. About 40% of neck pain related to whiplash can last past 6 months even for years so if symptoms warrant it, get evaluated by a physician who has expertise in spine to assess you and recommend appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment. ...Read more
Does neck degeneration cause stiff neck? Dizziness? What symptoms cpme from. This and what does it mean? Xrays showed it don't know what it is
Easy things first: Try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, heat pack, icy-hot or ben gay. If that doesn't work, try a massage. Finally if none of those work, you might want to see your primary md. A short course of muscle relaxant can help. Make sure you take steps to prevent a poor sleeping position in the future otherwise the symptoms will persist. ...Read more
I have burning sores on the back left side of my scalp along with headache and stiff neck what could be the cause?
Can a really stiff neck cause you to feel breathless when sitting up and your eyesight to be weird as well as shaky? No injury fever or anything else.
I've been having pain under my left shoulder blade for almost 1yr. At first it's on and off. I suffered frm stiff neck 3x in 2 yrs. What cld b d cause?
See details: It could be referred pain from the neck or it could be a separate issue. Have the program evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Wilson's Disease: Wilson's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication that reduces copper absorption or removes excess copper. It may affect the eyes, liver, heart and parathyroids. Not aware of Vit D associated or stiff neck. ...Read more
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