Pain, Stiff Neck And Lump Or Bulge

Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2020

These symptoms can be present in a variety of conditions, including meningitis, aseptic meningitis, and degenerative disc disease of the spine. With meningitis of any type, headache is likely to occur, and a lump or bulge may be seen on imaging in degenerative disc disease. Seek immediate medical care if you have fever and stiff neck, and if you are concerned about any 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.

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