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My husband has a viral infection and he has severe neck pain. So why?

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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: May be serious

Severe neck pain together with other symptoms such as malaise, fever, chills may be a sign for viral meningitis.
See a doctor.

In brief: May be serious

Severe neck pain together with other symptoms such as malaise, fever, chills may be a sign for viral meningitis.
See a doctor.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several reasons

Muscle pain or myalgias can arise from viral infections as well as enlarged lymph nodes in the neck that may also be painful.
Occasionally, there can be a viral reason for a meningitis that can present as neck pain as well.

In brief: Several reasons

Muscle pain or myalgias can arise from viral infections as well as enlarged lymph nodes in the neck that may also be painful.
Occasionally, there can be a viral reason for a meningitis that can present as neck pain as well.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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