There are about as many causes of neck pain as there are fish in the sea, most of which stem from musculoskeletal problems; but certain infections can also cause a sore neck. A cold or flu virus can typically make our muscles achy and the muscles in the neck are no exception. Additionally, infections can cause swelling in the numerous lymph nodes in the front and back of the neck which then become tender and can make your neck feel sore and sometimes even stiff. A stiff neck can be a sign of meningitis, a dangerous infectious disease which needs immediate treatment. If you're wondering if an infection might be causing your sore neck you may wish to read my new article: Can Coming Down With a Cold or the Flu Cause Neck Pain?
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