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7 year old complaining of neck pain! Help!

My son woke up this morning saying his neck hurts. Yesterday he had a headache and ended falling asleep on the couch at 5. I'm a little worried. He doesn't have a fever but he's sleeping again. Could he just have slept wrong or could it be more serious.

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Asked by Deb79 at 5:48 PM on Mar. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • Please be careful. If he shows any signs of fever, or sometimes vomiting, neck pain and headache these are signs of spinal meningitis. I had spinal meningitis at the age of 4. It is flu like symptoms and unless one knows what to look out for, it is easily thought to just be a flu.

    Answer by Kellyjude1 at 5:55 PM on Mar. 7, 2010

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