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Can sinusitis cause stiff neck?

Can sinusitis cause  stiff  neck?

No: Sinusitis in and of itself should never cause a stiff neck. If someone has a stiff neck, they should look for other causes. Sinusitis can progress, when very severe, and cause meningitis, which can present with meningeal signs such as neck stiffness. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more


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Meningitis, what does stiff neck mean?

Meningitis, what does stiff neck mean?

Meningitis: Stiff neck is a symptom and nuchal rigidity (or difficulty in passive movement of the neck) are due to inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord, which is part of meningitis. ...Read more

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How can one treat a stiff neck from headbanging?

How can one treat a stiff neck from headbanging?

SEE YOUR PCP!: I think that the 1st thing to be done is to determine why you are banging your head on a wall. This is an acceleration/deceleration injury. You may apply heat to the area, along with massages & light stretching exercises. Usage of otc nsaids may be helpful. Once the pain intensity decreases, strengthening excersises will be helpful in preventing future pain, if the head banging is stopped. See pcp. ...Read more

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Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

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

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What do I do to get rid of stiff neck & shoulders?

What do I do to get rid of stiff neck & shoulders?

Massage: You might want to start with a massage and ask the therapist to focus on your neck and shoulders. If the "stiffness" doesn't clear up in a few weeks, see your doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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What tests are done to diagonise occipitial neuralgia ? I think I have it have had headache since august along with stiff neck. Drugs don't help

Different Pain: Occipital neuralgia will present as brief but very intense pulses of pain that feels electrical. It will start at the base of your skull and run to the top of your head and/or to your face. This type of pain is often confused with cervicogenic (or neck generated) headache which is more continuous, dull aching in nature. The pain often begins at the base of the skull and is usually one sided. ...Read more

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Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

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

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I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I ease the stiffness?

I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I  ease the stiffness?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. Through manual therapy (ie: stretching, massage etc) your stiffness may subside. If this does not help, see an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

These are worrisome: symtoms and may represent an inflammation of the meninges. You should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible to exclude meningitis. Go soon and don't delay. ...Read more

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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

 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

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How can I cure a stiff neck?

How can I cure a stiff neck?

Neck Pain: Arthritic symptoms typically cause stiffness with inactivity that seems to loosen up as the day gets rolling. Don't waste money, but trying a couple different pillows could help. Taking an otc anti-inflammatory at bedtime could also help. Mckenzie pt, nsaid's, are reasonable as a first step. Md eval next. ...Read more

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How can you treat a stiff neck?

Neck pain in young: Based upon your age, serious problems are very unlikely without trauma. I would suspect you are feeling muscle aches or pains. Less likely is a disc herniation. Without further studies, only able to guess. Nonetheless, exact diagnosis not necessary to treat. Try some tylenol/nsaid's, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt book available online for $10ish. If pain persists, see a doc. ...Read more

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How to relieve stiff neck pains?

How to relieve stiff neck pains?

Let me help you: Perform range-of-motion and strengthening exercises while pain symptoms are present, move on to low-stress exercises (e.g. Walking, swimming or cycling) after pain symptoms have improved (typically two to four weeks), avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise and uncomfortable positions , use medication as directed maintain normal activity , consult your doctor . Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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