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Stiff neck

Stiff 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....more »

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Causes of Stiff neck:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Stiff neck. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Stiff neck:

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Stiff neck: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Stiff neck

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Message Boards for Stiff neck

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Medications or substances causing Stiff neck:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Stiff neck as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Stiff neck:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Stiff neck as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and overripe bananas interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Acutrim Late Day Strength Appetite Suppressant interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Acutrim II Maximum Strength Appetite Suppressant interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Acutrim 16 Hour Steady Control Appetite Suppressant interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Actifed Plus interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Actifed Sinus Daytime/Nighttime interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Actifed Syrup interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Advil cold and Sinus interaction
  • more interactions...»

Stiff neck: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Stiff neck may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Stiff neck

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Stiff neck: Deaths

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Stiff neck: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Stiff neck listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Stiff neck as a symptom include:

Definitions of Stiff neck:

Organs affected by Stiff neck:

The list of organs typically affected by Stiff neck may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Stiff neck

The list below shows some of the causes of Stiff neck mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Stiff neck?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Stiff neck. Of the 136 causes of Stiff neck that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 21 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 120 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical 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.

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Causes of Stiff neck Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Stiff neck based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Stiff neck?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Stiff neck, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Stiff neck:

    Neck stiffness, Nuchal rigidity
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Stiff neck:

    Medical Conditions associated with Stiff neck:

    Neck symptoms (833 causes), Stiffness (692 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Stiff neck:

    Neck symptoms (833 causes), Neck pain (148 causes), Neck swelling (149 causes), Atlantoaxial instability, Congenital muscular torticollis, Skeletal anomalies (47 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Stiff neck

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Stiff neck

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