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best way to sleep for upper back pain

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain: Severe upper back pain from sleeping in awkward positions would be unusual. At this time I recommend applying cold alternating with heat intermittentl ... Read More
Dr. Bradford Romans
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You can use both and: what helps most. Also,NSAIDS ( Advil, etc) work by another mechanism to reduce inflammation & pain. If lasts more than 2 wks, see your doc.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Get it checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your pain . You have had it for few months . It is about time you consult your doctor to ... Read More
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
What's not helping?: Do you mean just time? My advise is to see your PCP for an evaluation & imaging to find the cause. If needed you can get a referral to an orthoped ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Back pain: Sleep flat in bed without a pillow. A solid matress is also helpful.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Chest, back pain: Please make an appointment to see a medical doctor to discuss your chest and upper back pain and insomnia. A good history and physical exam can help r ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rest: Your symptoms could be from fatigue or illness. In either case; rest, good nutrition and hydration is the path toward feeling better. Hopefully othe ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Back pain: You may have inflammed the rib head as it inserts into the spine when doing yoga poses. Apply ice to the affected area at night and rest the upper bac ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be his: Sleeping position or from the mattress if it is old not supporting his back. If the back is not supported it can hurt into the armpits and around into ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Support: Oftentimes this is muscular during the day and at night gets agravated by positioning. A help can be a supportive mattress or pillow.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Better bed: Avoid the airbed. Other than that you could take several Ibuprofen before bed to try to "prevent" the pain.
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