Is my neck OK? Is my tummy OK?
August 16, 2011 5:43 PM Subscribe
Sudden neck pain and tummy troubles. Am I okay?
posted by sucre to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
A couple hours ago, my neck started to feel a bit stiff. It hurts to look left and right as well as tilting my head back, but I can touch my chin to my chest just fine (so hopefully there's no risk of meningitis-- I don't have a fever, either). When I open my mouth all the way, the back of my neck aches. Possibly causes for the neck pain: I went swimming today, which I've done a couple times this week (mainly just lolling around in the pool, though, not much actual swimming). I was floating on top of some foam noodles with my head tilted a bit back for a few minutes, and I also did a few pull-ups on the diving board (though I've done those before with no pain). Between swimming sessions I was lying on a towel on the grass, looking at a magazine (on my tummy and then on my back-- holding the magazine up to block the sun).
Also, I've had a bit of diarrhea this evening. Once before dinner and once after (Indian food... urggghhh). I didn't eat anything weird today.
No vomiting. No other obvious symptoms. My neck is killing me, though!
I'm hoping these things aren't connected. But if they are... any ideas? Would icing my neck help?
Thank you MeFi!