Don't take your stiff neck casually, it could actually be cancerous

It's important to note that body aches and stiff neck can often be caused by less serious conditions such as muscle strain or tension. However, here are some signs that could potentially indicate a more serious underlying issue like cancer:
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Updated on Jul 10, 2024, 15:05 IST
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Esther Shoebridge, from Beverly in East Yorkshire was a fit and independent 59-year-old. Apart from the occasional stiff neck and bodyache, she was a fitness freak and enjoyed long walks. In 2020, she went to the doctor to complain about her prolonged neck pain. None of the painkillers and rest seemed to help. Turned out, she had a fracture in her neck.

How? Due to cancer.

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As per Dailymail UK, Esther Shoebridge was told that her fractured neck was due to myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that put her at risk of severe injury from any minor slips or falls.

(Also read:? These 5 exercises will give you instant relief from stiff neck and body-ache)

Symptoms of Myeloma cancer can include bone pain (especially in the back or ribs), weakness, fatigue, recurrent infections, easy bruising or bleeding, and kidney problems.?

Myeloma cancer leads to a million holes within the body inside bones and skull and this was a reason behind Esther Shoebridge's fracture.?However, here are some signs that could potentially indicate a more serious underlying issue like cancer.

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1. Persistent pain since months?

2. Sudden weight loss?

3. Fatigue and fever?

4.?Neurological symptoms

5. Raging thirst

If you witness any of these things over and above your body ache and stiff neck, then do consider visiting the doctor and getting the right help timely.

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