Has your neck ever felt so stiff that it was difficult to move? This condition is called torticollis. Torticollis generally experienced by people in old age. A stiff neck can be a non-serious condition, or vice versa, a symptom of a serious illness that cannot be ignored. Call Stiff Neck Specialist Clinic at 64762106 for an appointment today.
In general, stiffness or even pain in the neck occurs in the head to shoulder area. Networks in this area include:
- Muscles and neck ligaments that bind the cervical vertebrae together.
- Discs that separate the vertebrae in the neck, function to absorb pressure from shaking movements.
- The cervical spine and bones.
Stiff Neck Causes
Stiff Necks That Are Not Serious Conditions
In non-serious conditions, stiff neck is caused by minor tension in the soft tissues of the neck. This tension can occur if you:
- Move the neck suddenly which causes neck muscles and ligaments to be injured.
- Stress can also trigger tension in the muscles that start from the back of the head, radiating to the back of the shoulder.
- Use the computer for a long time with a bad sitting position. Carrying heavy and unbalanced loads. Sleeping in an awkward and uncomfortable position.
- Bad posture.
Stiff Necks That Are SERIOUS Conditions
According to our stiff neck specialist clinic, A stiff neck can be a serious condition if it is prolonged and is accompanied by other symptoms such as the following:
- High fever.
- Weight decreased dramatically.
- Decreased nerve coordination function, such as difficulty walking.
- Defecate constantly.
In serious conditions, a stiff neck can be caused by diseases such as:
Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes (meninges) of the brain and spinal cord due to viral, fungal and bacterial infections. Some of the symptoms can be: Stiff neck. Sudden fever. Difficult to concentrate. Nausea and vomiting. Decreased appetite. Light sensitive. Sleepy fast.
To confirm the diagnosis, it is necessary to have an examination that includes a blood test, cerebrospinal fluid, and examination with imaging, such as CT scan.
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Cervical spondylosis is an osteoarthritis problem that occurs in the neck, mainly related to ligaments and pads (discs). This condition generally attacks the elderly. Symptoms can include:
- Neck stiffness and pain, sometimes there is a cracking sound or “click” on the neck.
- Spasms in the neck muscles.
- The sensation of tingling and weakness of the arms or legs.
- Impaired balance due to weakened arms, hands, and legs. Difficult to sleep and feel tired.
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If you experience prolonged stiff neck, especially when accompanied by other symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor to get a complete diagnosis and help needed. Call / Whats app 64762106 for an appointment with our Stiff Neck Specialist Clinic.