Neck Stiffness

Neck stiffness causes difficulty in moving and soreness of the neck. The common causes are sleeping in a wrong position, injury to the neck, poor posture while sitting, keeping the neck in an awkward position for a long time, and any pathology in the cervical spine.

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Even after ten weeks of surgery, why do I have neck stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a level II disc replacement involving C4 - C6 and a Mobi-C disc surgery scheduled soon. I wanted to get your professional opinion on my CAT (CT) scan. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comI have gone through all the bone window images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) of your uploaded CT (computed tomography). I found that the prosthetic discs at both levels are properly aligned parallel to the end-plates of the corresponding vertebrae...  Read Full »

My poop is black in color for the past five days. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have headache on the sides of my head, lower neck stiffness, mild chest tightness, difficulty in swallowing, mild burning sensation on the scalp and face, which spreads to hands and legs at times.The main concern is that my fecal matter has been black for the past five days. I am not ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I understand your concern. Black stool needs investigation unless you eat foods that can turn your stool black in color like dark chocolate, cookies or biscuits, blueberries, or taking iron supplements or bismuth-containing indigestion med...  Read Full »

What could be done for swelling, pain, and stiffness at the back of the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old male weighing 70 kg. I have a swelling at the back of the neck. There is also a neck stiffness and giddiness as if the blood supply to the head reduced. I had sudden stretching at the same point 10 years back and had suffered the same problem for six months th...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had a sudden stretching of the neck, followed by severe pain 10 years back. Now, you are complaining of the same pain with swelling at the back of the neck with a feeling of giddiness. From your description, it seems that there is some sort of an injury to your c...  Read Full »

I want a permanent solution for my back and neck pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing joint pains in my waist, back, and neck for a year now. Whenever I visit a hospital, I am prescribed NSAID, which gives me only a temporary relief. I want this problem to get solved permanently because it has started affecting my academics. I need your ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Your predominant complaint is pain along the axial skeleton. If it is associated with early morning stiffness of the back and if the pain increases with rest, then ankylosing spondylitis needs to be ruled out. If the above features are not pr...  Read Full »

What is the reason for chronic muscle pain and neck stiffness in me?

Query: Hi doctor, I belong to a western country but lived in a non-western country for about 16 years. I had malaria a couple of times while living there. My illness started with fever or flu-like symptoms, severe muscle aches and pains through the neck and shoulders, head pain, chills, and fatigue. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When I read about the symptoms you had, I could only think of malaria. I would strongly suggest getting tested for malaria. Malaria has two tests peripheral blood smear and rapid diagnostic test. It would help if you underwent both of them. There is another possibili...  Read Full »

I feel fatigued with tightness in my neck and jaw after working with smartphones. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been going through some stressful events for the last three weeks. I worked a lot on repairing smartphones, where I sometimes needed to bend my neck forward. Also, I have used smartphones quite more than usual. I feel fatigued, and I have tight neck without pain for the last th...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Muscular strain can definitely be the cause of your symptoms. But there could be other factors too causing fatigue, such as low vitamin d3 levels, thyroid hormone imbalance, vitamin deficiency. Do you do a lot of work indoors, or do you have less exposure to sunlight...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good treatment other than physiotherapy for my neck pain, stiffness, and back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. I have been having neck pain, stiffness, and back pain for the past three months. It is getting worse day by day. I have consulted many doctors, but I could not get the right solution for this. I have gone into physiotherapy and various treatments, but not...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.1) Can you tell exactly where the pain is localized? Is it on the neck or between shoulder blades, or just above the shoulders?2) Is there any history of radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, and hands?3) Do you have a history of numbness or tingling sensation?4) Is ther...  Read Full »

What causes neck stiffness along with dizziness and pressure in the head?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had neck stiffness for the past four months. It is accompanied by dizziness, feeling of pressure in the head and nose. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern, and your symptoms could be suggestive of cervicogenic headaches and peripheral vertigo. A wrong posture or a sinus infection can lead to this clinical situation.I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical examination and sugges...  Read Full »

Can meningitis lead to severe headaches with light sensitivity and neck stiffness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. I have been experiencing a headache and pain around the spinal region for the past three days. I have light sensitivity and neck stiffness. I took Nuberal Forte, Panadol and Ponstan. And also tried muscle relaxants and massage, but it has not worked as of yet. Ki...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. I understand that you have a headache in the cervical area, light sensitivity, and neck stiffness. Muscle relaxants and analgesics that you have taken for the last three days do not seem to be giving you relief. You could be suffering from a number of conditions t...  Read Full »

How do you get multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have the following symptoms, and please give me a suggestion. The symptoms are headache, tiredness, difficulty to concentrate, nervousness, forgetfulness, anxiety, sensitivity to glare, impaired light-dark adaptation, blurred vision, oversensitivity to light, dry eyes, ringing in the ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq .com. I can understand your concern. It looks like you have a whole lot of symptoms. It is almost seven years that you are experiencing the symptoms, which are increasing as the days or years passed. I have few questions before I suggest anything. Are the medicines you ar...  Read Full »

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