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Is a head MRI or a neck MRI needed in case of a stiff neck?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stiff neck

Probably neither, you probably has a muscle spasm which self limited, warm compress , analgesic may help.

In brief: Stiff neck

Probably neither, you probably has a muscle spasm which self limited, warm compress , analgesic may help.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stiff neck

Clinic evaluation first.

In brief: Stiff neck

Clinic evaluation first.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Usually not needed

Most problems are self limiting and can be diagnosed and treated without imaging.
For those that persist in spite of treatment, imaging may then be indicated.

In brief: Usually not needed

Most problems are self limiting and can be diagnosed and treated without imaging.
For those that persist in spite of treatment, imaging may then be indicated.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not usually

Not usually. You usually just need heat, massage, or rest.
But if you have a stiff neck (the kind the hurts if you try to touch your chin to your chest) with headache or fever, you need to see a doctor right away.

In brief: Not usually

Not usually. You usually just need heat, massage, or rest.
But if you have a stiff neck (the kind the hurts if you try to touch your chin to your chest) with headache or fever, you need to see a doctor right away.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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