What causes persistent soreness and stiffness in neck?

default
Posted on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Have had a sore and stiff neck for about 3 weeks......what can be the causes besides muscle?
doctor
Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
spondylysis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Apart from torticollis in the muscles these are the few possibilities for stiff neck
Degenerative disc disease with Spondylosis- severe degeneration of the bone minerals, thereby the ligaments of the muscles attached to the cervical vertebrae go into spasm not able to flex the neck.
The other reason is arthritis of the cervical vertebra.
Bony spurs are extra growths that occur along the spine and in the neck that irritate the nerves, tendons are frequently seen on Xray.
Frozen shoulder is other last thing I could think.
You should get Xray of the cervical vertebrae first.
If you do not have more queries please close and rate my answer.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. V. N. S. Parinam

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 1731 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Disc disease

doctor1 MD

I have severe muscle spams, osteo & rhumetoid arthritis along with deteriorating disc disease & fibromyalgia. Over last 15 yrs my condition has...

doctor1 MD

I ,ve had arthritis degenerative lumbosacral degenerative disc disease with strain for many years, recently I developed arthritis is the spine,...

doctor1 MD

I have a problem between L2-3 . disc is worn out. I stretch all the time , have a inversion table. I am a bit overweigh. I'm a metal fabricator and...

doctor1 MD

I have a lot of problems with my back, degenerative disc disease , scoliosis . Spurs on 2 separate discs, lower lumbar pain . I work out on an...

doctor1 MD

my so-called pain management doctor fe along with feels my scoliosis, lumbar and mid back arthritis along with deteriorating disc disease is...

doctor1 MD

56 yrs. old 5'2" 270lbs. Arthritis, heart murmur, high cholestrol, multiple disc disease, and vitamin D deficiency.
Within the last 2 weeks I have...

doctor1 MD

I fell off a scooter and got a chromosomal on my left hip. It s through the bruise stage now but yesterday d aye it s yt? Rated to look bigger. To...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2