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stiff neck

nonspecific term for limited neck mobility, often due to muscle cramps and accompanied by pain.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

stiff neck

(stif nek)
Nonspecific term for limited neck mobility, often due to muscle cramps and spasm accompanied by pain.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

stiff neck

Rigidity of neck resulting from spasm of neck muscles. It is a symptom of many disorders.
See: torticollis; wryneck
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

stiff neck

(stif nek)
Nonspecific term for limited neck mobility, often due to muscle cramps and accompanied by pain.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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."