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Why do I always get a stiff neck after a migraine?

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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
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In brief: Part of migraine

About 75% of migraineurs have neck pain either before or during a migraine headache attack which is part of the migraine pain which is a referred pain from the brainstem. The neck pain is often confused with a stress headache or neck problem and some people don't realize that they have a migraine.

In brief: Part of migraine

About 75% of migraineurs have neck pain either before or during a migraine headache attack which is part of the migraine pain which is a referred pain from the brainstem. The neck pain is often confused with a stress headache or neck problem and some people don't realize that they have a migraine.
Dr. Randolph Evans
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Migraine&stiff neck

Migraine causes the muscles around the neck and head area to go into a spasm. This causes the stiffness.

In brief: Migraine&stiff neck

Migraine causes the muscles around the neck and head area to go into a spasm. This causes the stiffness.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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