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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)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include 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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