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My friend is having severe neck stiffness, can't turn neck w/o turning whole body and pain shooting through her eyes?

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bad combination

A stiff neck can be from sleeping, sitting or activity which puts the neck in an awkward position but should not cause shooting pains to the eyes.
If your friend has a headache or fever with these symptoms he or she should go immediately to an emergency room. If this is happening on a more chronic basis, your friend should still go now to urgent care or emergency room.

In brief: Bad combination

A stiff neck can be from sleeping, sitting or activity which puts the neck in an awkward position but should not cause shooting pains to the eyes.
If your friend has a headache or fever with these symptoms he or she should go immediately to an emergency room. If this is happening on a more chronic basis, your friend should still go now to urgent care or emergency room.
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Dr. Theresa Henderson
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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Urgent vs emergent

You should call 911 and have your friend taken to the nearest emergency room now .
It is hard to say if this is an emergency or not by the information that you have given. Your friend may have meningitis (a severe infection of the membranes covering the brain. Many times patients have to wait hours to be seen and properly evaluated if they go to the emergency room by private vehicle.

In brief: Urgent vs emergent

You should call 911 and have your friend taken to the nearest emergency room now .
It is hard to say if this is an emergency or not by the information that you have given. Your friend may have meningitis (a severe infection of the membranes covering the brain. Many times patients have to wait hours to be seen and properly evaluated if they go to the emergency room by private vehicle.
Dr. William Coutts ii
Dr. William Coutts ii
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Thoracic outlet synd

Advise your friend to see a physician to evaluate for thoracic outlet syndrome, arteritis, or quadrangle syndrome, or irritation of brachial plexus nerves.

In brief: Thoracic outlet synd

Advise your friend to see a physician to evaluate for thoracic outlet syndrome, arteritis, or quadrangle syndrome, or irritation of brachial plexus nerves.
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Dr. Foster Carr
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