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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Symptoms can develop rapidly, over the course of a few hours, and include severe headache, fever, stiff neck, dislike of bright light and a rash that does not fade when a glass is pressed against it.
Coroner John Gittins was told Mr Davies had received medical treatment from a private practitioner for a stiff neck on November 20 before collapsing and becoming unresponsive soon after.
The symptom of a stiff neck is pain when turning the neck to one side.
I have a bit of a stiff neck but that will be gone in a couple of days.
Drew returned to the lineup after missing Sunday's game with a stiff neck.
head, stiff neck, broken bones, you will wish you were never born.
Get someone on the panel to describe how it feels to be limited by neck or back pain by asking, "Who here has ever had a stiff neck or known someone who has had a stiff neck?
Even when you do nod off, you wake with a stiff neck from lying in an awkward position.
This leads to fever, tiredness, a stiff neck and sensitivity to light.
The early symptoms of meningitis can easily be mistaken for those of flu and include fever (cold hands and feet), headache, stiff neck, dislike of bright light, drowsiness, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, confusion and in some cases a rash.
nausea and forceful or repeated vomiting, stiff neck and fever
The following symptoms were associated with patients: fever (92%), headache (84%), vomiting (79%), diarrhea, stiff neck, and fatigue (7.