Toddler stiff neck on one side
Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:36 AM
My nearly 2 year old toddler woke up yesterday afternoon and pointed out at his neck as being sore. At first I thought he was just joking, as he does that sometimes before he goes to sleep to delay the whole sleeping procedure
But later in the afternoon, we observed that when he turns his head to the right side it seems to be stiff and less mobile This morning he woke up and again and it seems to be stiff on the right side. I am getting really teriffied and I hoping it's nothing serious like meningitis!!! But he is very active, eats normally no fever, and doesn't have any flu symptoms, so what else could it be???? The only other thing is that he has had a diarrohea for last 4 days, not severe one and it seems to be improving now.
Pls help ladies, as I am getting quite stressed about it Not sure if to take him to ER today for a check up or just wait for our visit with Dr Stiles tomorrow (as I booked it anyway). Does anyone know of any good Chiropratctor who looks after babies (in case we need it)?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:18 AM
It was caused by the ac blowing on his neck. He had physio everyday for a week and was fine.
Maybe your little one has the same prob - check to see if the ac is blowing on his neck whilst he is sleeping and taking to the drs to check if he needs physio.
I hope he get better soon. Stiff necks can be very painful.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:23 AM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:35 AM
I put his chin down to his chest and he seemed ok. I read on some medical website that it's good way to test it as well. But I will try with his knees as well, just to make sure.
Would you know of any Peadiatrician that has appointments on Fridays in case it gets worse? I wouldn't really like to take him to any random doctors.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:27 AM
It was fine after a couple of days...
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:30 AM
Hope its nothing serious and your little one is OK soon.
Edited by Lammas, 03 April 2009 - 11:46 AM.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:34 AM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:04 PM
My little one still seems fine overall apart from his neck. He plays and is being cheeky as usual. Maybe it is from a pillow, as for last couples of days he has been sleeping on a different one I just thought that babies are so flexible that they don't get trapped muscles or nerves etc.