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Stiff neck for four days. What could be the reason?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple from just

Muscular to some underlying degenerative changes to an early disc problem or even the start of an upper respiratory infection to name a few of the more common reasons.
If it persists after a week or two or gets worse, see your physician, in the meantime . Try heat applications, gentle stretching as well as over the counter medication if no reasons that you are unable to take them.

In brief: Multiple from just

Muscular to some underlying degenerative changes to an early disc problem or even the start of an upper respiratory infection to name a few of the more common reasons.
If it persists after a week or two or gets worse, see your physician, in the meantime . Try heat applications, gentle stretching as well as over the counter medication if no reasons that you are unable to take them.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stiff-Necked People

Most comply caused by muscular/musculoligamentous sprain.
Various innocuous and more concerning possibilities are considered which your doctor can assess.

In brief: Stiff-Necked People

Most comply caused by muscular/musculoligamentous sprain.
Various innocuous and more concerning possibilities are considered which your doctor can assess.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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