I'm a 23 yrld male and for the past month i've been having neck stiffness its gotten worse and I dont have a clue whats causing it.I get a grating sensation in my neck when I move side to side and I have stiffnes where my shooulders meet my neck. I havent had any accidents and I dont have a stressfull job.But the stiffness just wont go away.It gets worse as the day progresses.I domnt have insurance or money to go see the doctor .Im worried it might be something serious. Anybody have a clue what the problem might be.
Stay as active as possible. Try to go to work and keep up your normal everyday activities - bed rest is not necessary. If you are given a neck-collar, try not to use this for more than one or two days.Remember that neck pain is rarely caused by a serious illness and will often disappear within a week.
People with weak neck muscles are more prone to neck problems and in such cases, an exercise programme to strengthen the neck is a good idea.
How is your neck now?
I had the exact trouble as you (stiff neck that wouldnt get better) and it ended up being serious.
I had ruptured cervical (neck) disc. I didnt know it at the exact time either. Simply woke up with a stiff neck.
If you have questions, I will try to answer & help, though I am not healed.