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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

No it is not but it: Maybe related to the muscles feeling tight or stiff but it is not harmful toneck or your joints. If your neck is painful and it persists even without exposing it to a fan at night then see your physician for a diagnosis and recommendations especially to make sure it is not related to swollen glands due to an infection. ...Read more

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I have worst headache ever stiff neck joint pain ribcage pain weakness feel like I have fever but I don't and sneezing?

I have worst headache ever stiff neck joint pain ribcage pain weakness feel like I have fever but I don't and sneezing?

Sounds worrisome: Severe headache, neck stiffness, feverish feeling, pain in chest area could be something serious. I'm thinking possible meningitis. If you have a sore throat, or feel quite ill with this, go to SEE a physician. ...Read more

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I have uveitis, fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

I have uveitis, fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

No: There are a number of disorders that can cause your symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis being one of them. Ankylosing spondylitis can be diagnosed with a blood test... Hlab27. A rheumatologist is best qualified to sort out what's going on with you. ...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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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

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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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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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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My daughter is 15 yrs old and has stiff neck for 2 days now. Went to check w doctor they don't know what is it. She can't turn head side ways painful?

My daughter is 15 yrs old and has stiff neck for 2 days now. Went to check w doctor they don't know what is it. She can't turn head side ways painful?

Torticollis: A sudden rotational deformity can be due to simple muscle spasm, or a pharynx abscess, and/or ear pain. Most often, the underlying diagnosis needs to be made before things get better. Temporary anti-inflammatories and immobilization for two or three days with a soft collar may do wonders. Warm a towel shortly in the microwave, and place this around her neck. Comfort measures do wonders! Good luck. ...Read more

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14yr old-- fever of 100.7, stiff neck, cough, sore throat, and headache?

14yr old-- fever of 100.7, stiff neck, cough, sore throat, and headache?

See the 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

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6-year old was picked up and started crying. She seems to have a stiff neck now. What should we do?

6-year old was picked up and started crying. She seems to have a stiff neck now. What should we do?

Let me help: Whenever you childe have stiff neck, we have to be concern, many reasons. Could be sign of meningitis, could be sign of subluxation of the neck bone. Please check it out. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have a buisy 6yr old. He woke up this morning wth a stiff neck. What can I give him to get rid of it?

I have a buisy 6yr old. He woke up this morning wth a stiff neck. What can I give him to get rid of it?

Try Tylenol (acetaminophen): If he has no other complaints like a headache or that lights are bothering him and he is otherwise acting normally, try some tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can Wilson's Disease effect your vitamin D or cause stiff neck?

Can Wilson's Disease effect your vitamin D or cause stiff neck?

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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My two year old son seems to have a stiff neck, no fever presently and although he is not lethargic, he doesn't seem himself. Could this be serious?

My two year old son seems to have a stiff neck, no fever presently and although he is not lethargic, he doesn't seem himself. Could this be serious?

Stiff neck: He may have a wry neck from sleeping in a wrong position. If it doesn't clear up in a day or two, consult your pediatrician another possibility are swollen lymph nodes following an upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup I would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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My son is 4yrs old n have a stiff neck. What can I do to help him turn it?

See a doctor: A stiff neck in a 4 year old is not typical. I would advise that you see your pediatrician asap (meaning today) to have him checked out. There are some serious causes of a stiff neck and this needs to be ruled out first. Please call your son's pediatrician today. ...Read more

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