Symptom: Stiff neck
Stiff neck: Reduced mobility of the neck
Introduction: A stiff neck is probably not a symptom you would consider dangerous, and yet it can indicate some very severe conditions such as meningitis or meningococcal disease. Although neck stiffness can arise from physical neck complaints (e.g. whiplash) it is also a common symptom of numerous infectious illnesses. Neck stiffness symptoms need prompt professional medical advice for diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Stiff neck:
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Symptoms related to Stiff neck: neck symptoms (59), neck pain (18), neck swelling (30)
Stiff neck type of: Neck symptoms (59), Stiffness (88)
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Possible causes of symptom: Stiff neck: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Stiff neck as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Infections - various infections may cause a stiff neck, usually with other symptoms like headache and fever.
- Physical neck disorders
- Physical complaints possibly causing stiff neck include:
- Poor sleeping posture
- Wrong pillow
- Cold draught
Conditions listing symptoms: Stiff neck: The following list of conditions have 'Stiff neck' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Last revised: Nov 21, 2003
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