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Pain in back of neck and below head. Hurts to touch. Is it meningitis?

I am experiencing mild pain in the back of my neck right below my head or a tad bit below it. My neck is stiff, but no a whole whole lot. Just hurts when i try to touch my chin to my chest also. But i do this thing with my neck and i stretch my neck out and make it go in a circle one time, (i dont know why!) so could that be it? I was wondering if this was meningitis? If so please say it is VIRAL!
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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You have not told whether you have fever or not?The classic clinical triad of meningitis is fever, headache, and nuchal rigidity. A decreased level of consciousness occurs in >75% of patients and can vary from lethargy to coma.For this you should consult your doctor because it is a lethal
This rigidity may be due to spam of neck muscles due to other reasons like spasm.So you can take any muscle relaxant for that sprain
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