I have had stiffness of the neck for 4 years now. I need a real solution?

I am a 24 years old male. I have had stiffness of the neck for 4 years now. Whenever i take a pain reliever drug like “Diclofenac”, the stiffness subside a little but cant still turn my neck fully. I went to a hospital recently, and the doctor looked clueless and couldn’t narrow down what it was, was just telling me to go do many test. I went to an acupuncture center, and everything there just look shady and wrong. First it was their diagnosing machine, a quantum resonance magnetic analyzer. That first made me skeptical about the treatment, although i went with it, what really put me off was when after stretching my neck and trying to put it back by force, the doctor said i might have meningitis. I knew immediately this man was just clueless too.. I dont think i have meningitis, because from what i can read about it, i have no meningitis symptoms except the stiff neck. I dont have pain extended to my hand or back or shoulder or any tingling sensation. no headaches or fever, i am as healthy as any other individual but just the stiff neck. Please i really need help, scared to go to another shady doctor who just want my money and got no clue. I have never had any accident, i just slept and woke up with the stiff neck and 4 years now it has refuse to go.

3 Comments on “I have had stiffness of the neck for 4 years now. I need a real solution?

  1. In my opinion definitely not meningitis ..
    4 years is a long time for common neck problems to exist without any change..
    You should stay focused on reaching a diagnosis not on a treatment..
    A CBC test..MRI neck and xray must be done first..
    Do you have symptoms like fever? Lymph node swelling?

  2. Hi
    You have levator scapula muscle strain ,
    Cross your fingers behind your head and retract your elbow backwards , do this exercise in 2 forms ,(one)form of streching your pectoralis muscle by sustained elbow retraction backwards for 30 sec , (two) in the form of resisted exercise to strengthen shoulder retractors by applying resistance the elbow backwards movement.

    Yor pain will go away , then permenantly if you do it regularly.

    Good Luck

  3. hi
    this seems to be due to local cervical spine issues.
    does not seem to be related to brain.
    get MRI neck done.
    cervical spine stress Xrays will give a clue to the diagnosis.

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