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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Due to cervical spondylosis, will I have problem during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. For the past one year, I am suffering from heaviness of head and neck stiffness. Even though I am living my normal life, sometimes the heaviness of head becomes extreme. I feel it is spinning even at the slightest movement of neck and it is accompanied by bowel ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the history and information given by you, my answers are as follows: It does not look like you have a gastrointestinal disorder. But, better is to get an ultrasonography of your abdomen and rule it out. In cervical spine you have only a small disc. So, it is...  Read Full »

Are my neck stiffness, heat flashes, numbness, and lightheadedness related to cervical neck or lumbar disc issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old, 6 feet tall, and weighs 270 pounds (I recently lost 20 lbs). I am regularly active with CrossFit and weight training. About a year ago, I started getting strange symptoms. I have been to the doctor more in the last ten months than in my life combined. I am extremely fru...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Regarding heat flashes, they could be partially explained by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and atrial fibrillation episodes. However, I suggest you check your thyroid hormone levels to exclude possible ...  Read Full »

I need an opinion regarding my neck x-ray.

Query: Hi doctor, I need an opinion regarding the x-rays of my neck. I met with two car accidents and have chronic neck pain and stiffness. What could be wrong?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will recommend sending me a detailed history and clinical examination findings as well as I would like to recommend an MRI cervical spine. Flexion and extension views look normal ex...  Read Full »

I suffer from neck cracking, nerve compression, and pain in the right arm. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from cracking neck and feeling nerve stinging or nerve compression from time to time. As I am close to healing, I injure myself. It has been going like this for about six months. I could not walk but could walk again without pain after taking the NSAID treatment. About a coupl...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your description, I can conclude that you intermittently have neck pain or stiffness, radiating pain in your arm and hand with tingling or pins, and needle sensation in your little and ring finger. Has it been diagnosed till now or not? I would like to know your...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing fever, cough, throat pain, stiff neck, and redness throughout the body for the past three days?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a stiff neck, fever, cough, throat pain, and redness throughout the body for the past three days. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You did not mention how long you are having this pain, considering it is within the last 24 hours. You are having acute pharyngitis so please follow the instructions.  Read Full »

Why do I have a stiff neck and constant cervical pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I had X-ray done for shoulder bone. This was after a stiff neck and constant pain in the cervical region for the last six months. I did not take any medication. Also, there was a fracture in the lower back four years back.  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your report and the above query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). X-ray report does not mention any bony abnormalities except reduced cervical lordosis. This is usually due to spasm of neck muscles. Usually, these problems arise du...  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. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My MRI reports suggest mild arthritic changes in the spine, mild bulging at C5 to C6, and mild disk degeneration. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a disk herniation from C2 to C3, which seems to have cleared up in the most recent image. I also have sporadic twitching of muscles all over my body, and the main problem now is the rotation of the head, and sometimes the head tilts left. My MRI reports suggest mild arthritic cha...  Read Full »

Dr. Mrinal Kumar Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report suggests (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) degenerative disk disease, and the disk bulging is mainly due to the degeneration, which is causing indentati...  Read Full »

After leaving the gym, I am experiencing stiffness and pain in the shoulder, neck, and head. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I was doing exercise in the gym with heavy weight lifting. When I stopped, I got a problem with my shoulders, neck, and head. I feel pain, stiffness in the neck and shoulder, and a frontal pressure headache. When I rotate my hands, I feel my muscles overlapping with sounds. I can feel ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. You have musculoskeletal pain due to severe muscle spasms. You should not worry about any neurological cause. I advise warm massages twice daily and usage of deep heat cream thrice daily for two weeks. Physiotherapy sessions will also be ...  Read Full »

I have neck stiffness and gastric problem. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years. I am feeling stiffness in the neck for the last two years. Now, there is pain in the throat, some gastric problem also. Please suggest treatment. Three to four hours after having food, gas starts coming from chest to throat. Sometimes, I have change in voice, shortness ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So, your neck stiffness is likely a cervical spondylosis. You should get X-ray cervical spine AP/ lat view and further may need MRI. You need to visit physiotherapist after X-ray for physiotherapy. I suggest you have tablet Neurobion forte once a day which is a nerve...  Read Full »

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