Our expert says:
Lolo, viral encephalitis is when the brain swells due to a viral infection. This will cause severe headaches and maybe pain in the neck (not the other way around). The most common symptoms of meningitis are high fever, chills, severe headache and a stiff neck (unable to touch chin to chest). It doesn’t sound like these are your symptoms, so I think meningitis will have to move to a spot lower down the list of potential causes.
I think that a pinched nerve is also a possibility, but I can’t make a diagnosis without being able to examine you first. The best would be to get a second opinion and make sure. Good luck.
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