Stiff Neck and pain

Its been there since quite a While. Every once in a week i get this stiff neck and pain when i wake up in the morning.
I just recovered from dengue and now since 3 days the right side of the neck is paining and its a bit stiff.
Kindly advice.
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Doctor Answers (1) on Stiff Neck and pain

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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
Hi, Neck pain is often caused by a strain or spasm of the neck muscles or inflammation of the neck joints. Examples of common activities that may cause this type of minor injury include:

Holding your head in a forward posture or odd position while working, watching TV, or reading.
Sleeping on a pillow that is too high or too flat or that doesn't support your head, or sleeping on your stomach with your neck twisted or bent.
Spending long periods of time resting your forehead on your upright fist or arm ("thinker's pose").Stress.
Tension may make the muscles that run from the back of the head across the back of the shoulder (trapezius muscle) feel tight and painful.
Work or exercise that uses your upper body and arms.
Consult orthopedician....

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