Tender Muscles At The Back Of The Neck

What Causes Tender Rear Neck Muscles?

Tender rear neck muscles can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose tender rear neck muscles, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "tender rear neck muscles" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Calming / Stretching Exercise Need
  • Vitamin D Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
having poor posture
very tender calves
living at over 56° latitude
partial vegetarian diet
severe leg cramps caused by walking
frequent sore throats
specific muscle weakness
very frequent stools
having had a small bowel resection
disturbed sleep
diffuse bone pain
poor mental clarity
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of tender rear neck muscles:
Cause Probability Status
Calming / Stretching Exercise Need 92% Confirm
Vitamin D Need 65% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate having muscle problems / disease, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Are the muscles in the back of your neck tender to the touch?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Somewhat
→ Yes, very
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of posterior neck tenderness, tender rear neck muscles or very tender rear neck muscles, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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