Pain Or Discomfort, Popping Or Snapping Sound From Joint And Stiff Neck

Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2020

Stiff neck is a common feature of different types of meningitis, including aseptic meningitis. Pain or discomfort is also common in meningitis. Another potential cause of these symptoms is degenerative disc disease of the spine. Popping and snapping sounds in the joints are not typically associated with meningitis but can be found if you also suffer from arthritis. Seek immediate medical care if you have fever and stiff neck, and if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms, seek the advice of your doctor.

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.

Symptoms & Signs A-Z List

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors