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A 28-year-old male asked:

extreme pain at side of my post neck during or after sleep.transient finger numbness in morning for 20min.hnp can cause such? anything other than hnp?

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Dr. Mary Ness
Dr. Mary Ness answered
Pain Management 38 years experience
Muscular, carpal tun: This may be a significant muscular problem related to your neck position during sleep. Experiment with pillow. Could also be a bit of irritation of nerves in the neck without true hnp. Also, carpal tunnel synd often causes upper extremity pain and tingling/numbness at night. Try a Velcro wrist brace when you sleep

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Last updated Feb 21, 2016

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