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What's a comfortable sleeping position for upper back pain?

What's a comfortable sleeping position for upper back pain?

Back pain: Sleep flat in bed without a pillow. A solid matress is also helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Please describe a good pillow for a stomach sleeper with neck pain?

Please describe a good pillow for a stomach sleeper with neck pain?

Buckwheat pillow: Try to find a buckwheat hull pillow. They will conform to your neck and the shape of the hulls allows for it to remain in a god position. ...Read more

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What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

Neutrality: No positions or height/ firmness are standard. You should find what works best for you, but try to maintain neutral spine, or straight spine in each position. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping and sitting position to prevent cervical pain (neck pain)?

What is the best sleeping and sitting position to prevent cervical pain (neck pain)?

On your back: The best position while sleeping to prevent neck pain would be on your back, with your neck supported by a pillow. You might try sleeping with a neck pillow. ...Read more

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What mattress is recommended for back ache sufferers?

What mattress is recommended for back ache sufferers?

Different : Each person varies. Depends on weight was well. Best to go to the store and try them out. ...Read more

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For acid reflux patients, what is a better sleeping side, left side or right side?

For acid reflux patients, what is a better sleeping side, left side or right side?

Acid reflux : Sleeping with elevated head with several pillows or a wedge can help, I believe sleeping on the Right side is better than the Lt. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best brand mattress for someone who suffers from a bad back and is a side sleeper? I have scoliosis and hip pain.

Whichever helps: There is no "magic" mattress. The best one is the one that makes you feel the best. This is essentially a matter of opinion. ...Read more

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How can sleeping with a pillow between your legs relieve back pain?

How can sleeping with a pillow between your legs relieve back pain?

Floats SIJ: Back pain relieved by a pillow between the legs while sleeping on the side suggests problem of the sacroiliac joint. Between 13 ; 30% of chronic low back pain arises from this joint when it is injured and hypermobile. The pillow stabilizes and floats the uppermost sij, thereby relieving mechanical stress on ligaments that hold this joint together. ...Read more

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Suggested sleeping posture to reduce neck pain?

Suggested sleeping posture to reduce neck pain?

In general w the: Absence of specific health concerns, sleeping on the back may be optimal. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. If you sleep on your back a puffy pillow which provides support but doesn’t put your neck at too much of an angle is recommended. Sleeping on the side can also be a good sleep position to avoid neck pain. If you sleep on your side use of a thick. ...Read more

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Woke up with head pain on ride side of head, pain is above eye also .

Probably ok: Head pain of this sort is rarely anything to worry about unless recurrent or persistent over many days, assoc w/ nausea, vomiting, local redness or swelling, or vision problems (double vision or a dilated pupil). Would treat w/ rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). See doc if does not improve over several days or the above symptoms are present. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sleeping on side brings pressure on one shoulder and thick pillow causes neck to be out of alignment, please advice what's the right position 4 me ?

Sleeping on side brings pressure on one shoulder and thick pillow causes neck to be out of alignment, please advice what's the right position 4 me ?

Need examination: You need a good examination to determine the cause of your symptoms. You are too young for degenerative conditions of the shoulder and neck. Neck or shoulder injuries could be responsible for ligament injuries in the neck and shoulders. The treatment could entail physical therapy and exercises. So see your pcp or a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?

Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?

Neck pain: Not sure you need to see a doctor at all. If just happened use ice on the muscle. Can use otc pain relievers. Also use a good cervical support pillow. Expect to be improved in 5-7 days. If worsening pain or tingling or numbness into arm see you primary care doctor. ...Read more

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When i lay down with my head prompted up on pillow like chin to chest. Could that cause lt side neck pain and numb tingling in lower jaw and cheek?

Neck pain: Yes that position could cause impingement of a nerve to produce your symptoms. You need a complete history and physical examination done and probably imagining of your neck. ...Read more

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Please describe a good pillow for a stomach sleeper with neck pain?

Buckwheat pillow: Try to find a buckwheat hull pillow. They will conform to your neck and the shape of the hulls allows for it to remain in a god position. ...Read more

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Which is now the top pillow for neck-pain and headaches?

Which is now the top pillow for neck-pain and headaches?

A cervical pillow: It really depends on the way you sleep (back, side or abdomen). A cervical pillow is the one especially designed for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do you have cervical neck pain and problems finding a pillow that allows them to rest?

Do you have cervical neck pain and problems finding a pillow that allows them to rest?

Evaluate Pillow: If you wake up with headaches and neck pain, it could be the pillow you are sleeping on or position while you are sleeping. Try a neutral position for your neck, not one that places your neck in extension too much. ...Read more

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Is there a good pillow recommendation for chronic neck pain?

Is there a good pillow recommendation for chronic neck pain?

A small flat one: Usually a small flat one about the size of an airline pillow just to keep your head level with your shoulders. All the ones advertised are just gimmicks awaiting a biopsy of your wallet! ...Read more

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Neck pain when i get up in morning. Any special pillows I should use ?

Neck pain when i get up in morning. Any special pillows I should use ?

Pain in the Neck: Neck pain and stiffness can result from improper alignment and positioning of your cervical spine (neck vertebra) at night. A simple rule of thumb is to select a comfortable pillow that places your neck in a neutral position (i.e., no extreme bending or twisting). Since sleeping on your belly tends to promote excessive neck rotation and extension, sleeping on your back or sides is preferable. ...Read more

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I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support. ...Read more

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Pulsatile headache on the right part of my head , neck pain and dizziness for over than one month.Pain feels like a pressure when i stay on my pillow.

Hemicrania continua: Hemicrania continua is a rare continuous one-sided headache that never shifts sides. The typical presentation is a dull throbbing ache. The primary area of pain is located in the ocular temporal region, pain may also be experienced in the maxilla or in the occipital region. The patient usually responds to indomethacin within 48 hours. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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I often wake up with neck pain and a severe tension headache. Why am I getting "stressed" while sleeping? My pillow and mattress are good quality.

I often wake up with neck pain and a severe tension headache. Why am I getting "stressed" while sleeping? My pillow and mattress are good quality.

What is happening : in your life? Are you stressed at work? Dealing with family problems? Worried about a family member or friend? You daytime stresses may be invading your sleep. Consider talking to a psychologist to search for ways to reduce stress or cope with life's challenges. ...Read more

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Wife has daily neck pain for 3 years. Has been going to chiropractor, physical therapy, meds, special pillow, electro therapy. Surgery only option?

When someone has: pain, the idea is to figure out why. You mention treatments she is having but not the diagnosis. Pain is a symptom…what is causing the pain? ...Read more

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What is the best pillow to use when you have neck support issues?

What is the best pillow to use when you have neck support issues?

Pillow support: You can actually go to a pillow store around you. I think there is one in monroe you can try out certain pillows and see what works the best for you. Everyone's needs are different. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best pillow for multiple moderate herniated discs in the neck ? What is your recommendations drs.? Thank you.

What is the best pillow for multiple moderate herniated discs in the neck ? What is your recommendations drs.? Thank you.

Pillows: Contour pillows would be fine, but the best is the one that makes you sleep comfortably, at any rate your cervical spine should be in line with the rest of your spine while lying on either side, best wishes ...Read more

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I sometimes get neck pain when I take Cialis. I know this is a known side effect, but how best to treat it? Ibruprofin? Aspirin? Flexeril? Thanks.

I sometimes get neck pain when I take Cialis. I know this is a known side effect, but how best to treat it?  Ibruprofin?  Aspirin?  Flexeril?  Thanks.

Side effects: Side effects from ED medications are a class effect and althoigh not common, you may benefit from a changed in your medication.PLease consult your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head  quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Neck strain: Neck strain commonly occurs with poor posture. Some cases cause muscle spasm and even nerve irritation that can take longer to treat. Relative rest, ice in the first 24 hours and gentle range of motion exercises are appropriate. If symptoms persist then consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Best way to treat neck pain  that worsens as day progresses?

Neck Pain: This pain may be due to improper positions, maneuvers, or postures that you do on a daily basis. For example, if you work a certain job that requires you to type on the computer, hold the phone, or position yourself in a particular way for extended periods of time, then a change in life style could help. Otherwise, you need to follow up with a physician and may be obtain some radiologic tests. ...Read more

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