stiff neck


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stiff neck

nonspecific term for limited neck mobility, often due to muscle cramps and accompanied by pain.

stiff neck

(stif nek)
Nonspecific term for limited neck mobility, often due to muscle cramps and spasm accompanied by pain.

stiff neck

Rigidity of neck resulting from spasm of neck muscles. It is a symptom of many disorders.
See: torticollis; wryneck

stiff neck

(stif nek)
Nonspecific term for limited neck mobility, often due to muscle cramps and accompanied by pain.
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"We won't run him out there and have him potentially hurt his shoulder because he's got a stiff neck."
Symptoms include fever, vomiting, severe headaches, rapid breathing, a stiff neck, cold hands and feet, a dislike of bright light and joint and muscle pain.
Symptoms of this type include intense headaches,fever, nausea and stiff neck.
n Fever; n Severe headache; n Nausea and vomiting; n Stiff neck, back and joint pain; n Aversion to light; n A rash of pinprick red bruises (which remains red when touched).
Nausea persisted, and the patient had a stiff neck and recurring chest tightness, but physical examination, echocardiography, electrocardiography, and chest radiography results were within normal limits.
Loudon is missing the current championship game against Yorkshire due to a stiff neck but is progressing well and on target to play under the Hove floodlights.
'She had been unwell for a whole weekend and her stiff neck was the giveaway.
Fredi Kanoute returns to the Spurs attack after recovering from a stiff neck, while Jermain Defoe or Robbie Keane will drop down to the bench.
``Symptoms to look out for include: fever, severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, back and joint pain, aversion to light, a rash of pinprick red spots or bruises (which remains red when touched).''
Symptoms include severe headaches, stiff neck, dislike of bright lights, fever, vomiting, drowsiness, impaired consciousness, and a rash.
Symptoms to look out for include fever, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, back and joint pain, severe headache, sensitivity to light and sometimes a rash of purple bruises, which do not fade when pressed.
However, Murtagh said: "There's no problem-I had a bit of a stiff neck this morning but I feel fine and passed the doctor."