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Painful neck on one side.

Hello.
About a week ago I got a little sick with a stuffed nose, sore throat, cough. I stayed home for 5 days, treated it and it got better. However, yesterday I went outside for the first time in 5 days and today I woke up with stuffed nose. And when I got up and moved myself, I felt that the right side of my neck was painful. When I don't move it, I can't feel the pain, but when I turn my head hurts a lot. What could cause this?

Thanks in advance.
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could you have a bit of hayfever
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No, I don't have any allergies.
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t could be that where you have had what sounds like a viral infection for the last couple of days,that your body is still recovering,you could of strained a muscle in your neck or it could be a pinched nerve
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
If this happened suddenly it could be due to ‘torticollis’ or wry neck. It usually happens due to sleeping in an awkward position. Other possibility is swollen lymph nodes. Feel around and see and if you find any then with stuffed nose etc you must test for EBV or mono infection. Another possibility is TMJ with inflammation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Take care!
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