Bruising Or Discoloration And Stiff Neck

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

An injury like whiplash can cause a stiff neck and even bruising if your seatbelt was up around your neck during a car accident. Sometimes you can just wake up with a stiff neck that is harmless and goes away in a day or two. But if you have a fever or headache along with it, your doctor will want to be sure you don't have meningitis.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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