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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 »
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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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Stiff neck, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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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.
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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Stiff neck may include these symptoms:
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Stiff neck as a symptom include:
The list of organs typically affected by Stiff neck may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Stiff neck mentioned in various sources:
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:
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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Stiff neck based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
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)
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