How To Deal With A Stiff Neck Accompanied By Sleep Disorders.?
, my father had a stiff neck, but he did not have a headache, and made his sleep disturbed, could not lie down, and he did not have a fever too, how to deal with it
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Stiffness in the neck can occur in several conditions or diseases, including:
Torticollis, or muscle pain. This generally occurs due to excessive physical activity, exercise without heating, or posture errors in a long time (usually a sitting position or wrong sleeping position). For this condition, it usually resolves itself with rest and warm compresses.
Cervical spondylosis, is a condition of osteoarthritis in the bones, cushions, and ligaments in the neck. This condition is more common in people with old age
Meningitis, an infection of the lining of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Generally this condition is accompanied by fever, but stiffness in the neck may occur first before the onset of fever
In general, stiffness in the neck can improve by itself, but in some more serious conditions that require doctor handling. If the condition has occurred more than 2-3 days, I recommend that you consult your father to a general practitioner or neurologist, so that a more complete examination can be made to establish the diagnosis and be given the right treatment. The things you can do yourself at home include:
Resting the neck muscles for a while, move slowly
Sleep with a pillow that is not too high, and with a good body position
Gently massage on the neck area, you can use balm or gel
Compress with warm water for several minutes, 3-4 times a day
Thus, hopefully can help you.