If a teenager has stiff neck and gets very dizzy when they move their head - what could cause this?

There may be many causes of stiff neck and dizziness. Stiff neck is often associated with headache or dizziness because the any strain on the neck muscle affects the brain muscles.

The stiffness may be due to daily activities that exert pressure on the neck muscles or due to inappropriate sleep position.Other causes of stiff neck ad dizziness are borreliosi, cerebral hemorrhage, cervical spondylosis, flu, hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage and whiplash.

Stiff neck can also be associated with numbness and tingling, fever and unusual headache. In your cases, I would advise you to consult a doctor for diagnosis of the disease. Clinical check up and test can provide you the right cause of your stiff neck.

Here are some of the good home remedies for stiff neck. You can try on these methods and see whether these are helpful to you or not.

  • Cold or hot compress is the best possible treatment for stiff neck.  
  • Stiffness can also be relieved by keeping the upper torso relaxed.
  • Take a clean towel and roll it around your neck in the form of a collar. This will support your stiff neck.
  • A hot shower will also help you in alleviating pain.
  • Aspirin and other over the counter pain relievers can also help in reducing pain as well as inflammation in the neck.
  • Try to sleep on your back and place a pillow right below the curve of your spine. This will help in relieving stiff neck.

answered by J

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