Difficulty Swallowing, Pain Or Discomfort And Stiff Neck

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

These symptoms can be related to musculoskeletal issues or even infections. Viral or bacterial pharyngitis (for example, strep throat) can cause these symptoms, with or without a fever, but definitely with sore throat and painful swallowing. Muscle issues, causing strain and torticollis, may be less related to the throat or swallowing but certainly make moving the neck more uncomfortable.

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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