A stiff neck without other symptoms might be caused by minor muscle strain from sleeping in an odd position or sitting in front of a computer too long.
If your child has a stiff or sore neck but no fever or other symptoms:
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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