Headache, Sore Throat, Stiff Neck (Neck (Front)) And Stiff Neck (Neck (Back))

Reviewed on 12/21/2022

The presence of headache with stiff neck can be a sign of meningitis. Seek immediate medical care for headache and inability to bend the neck, particularly if fever is present. Sore throat can occur with many types of viral infections as well as certain bacterial infections. If you have signs of an infection that are not improving, discuss your symptoms with a healthcare provider to determine the cause.

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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