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Best way to sleep with a neck and back pinched nerve, can't fall asleep.

Best way to sleep with a neck and back pinched nerve, can't fall asleep.

Buckwheat pillow: Can help. Like a bean bag chair it holds its shape better than a chiropractic pillow. Plus moisture cause the buckwheat to deform creating air channels. This keeps the pillow nice and cool. I used one when I hurt my neck playing volley ball. The downside is they are quite heavy. (you'll want to take it on the plane if you travel) I recommend getting a new mattress for the back (firm memory foam) ...Read more

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The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help

Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help

Outcome varies: If there is compression of one of the nerve roots it is sometimes equivalent to a "pinched nerve". This type of physical compression of a nerve root can result in a radiculopathy. The outcome is variable. Sometimes over a period of days - weeks the radiculopathy will spontaneously improve. If you start noticing difficulty in pinching (weakness) of your thumb and index finger then check with MD. ...Read more

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At night saw a bit of light near right eye (astigmatism in that one) I don't get much sleep due to my anxiety + pinched nerve in neck. Plus back is tense. What is this?

At night saw a bit of light near right eye (astigmatism in that one) I don't get much sleep due to my anxiety + pinched nerve in neck. Plus back is tense. What is this?

Eye lights: Was it from inside the eye or outside the eye? Was the eye touched or rubbed? Did it go away when on of the eyes was closed? These questions may help to sort out the cause. An eye exam can also be helpful when this is a recurrent phenomenon. ...Read more

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If you have a pinched nerve in your neck do you sleep on that side?

If you have a pinched nerve in your neck do you sleep on that side?

Pinched nerve: It is best to find out which positions aggravate the neck pain and avoid those. ...Read more

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Felt twitch near my forehead. Above brows. I haven't gotten sleep lately due. To pinched nerve in my neck? What's the twitch thing about?

Felt twitch near my forehead. Above brows. I haven't gotten sleep lately due. To pinched nerve in my neck? What's the twitch thing about?

Facial Twitch: Dear Sydney: a pinched nerve in the neck usually presents with neck pain and occipital headache (pain in back of head), not a facial twitch. Since you are also complaining of insomnia and a facial twitch, I wonder if it is related to medications or drugs, or even too much caffeine. If this does not resolve, talk with your physician. All the best! Nisha ...Read more

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I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

Cerv radiculopathy: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. If pain tolerable and symptoms better, ok to watch and wait. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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Neuro said I had severe pinched nerves in neck or "cervical radiculopathy" he said this is cause of my very mild swallowing and breathing issues true?

Neuro said I had severe pinched nerves in neck or "cervical radiculopathy" he said this is cause of my very mild swallowing and breathing issues true?

Insufficient data: Does "neuro" mean neurologist or neurosurgeon? Why did you meekly accept the answer but then post here? Ask doc to explain the neuroanatomy: EXACTLY what cervical levels, roots &/or nerves are affected & which ones involve breathing & which swallowing. Ask to review test results (MRI, CT, myelogram or EMG/NCS). Finally, if no treatment is recommended, I suggest seeking another opinion. ...Read more

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I have pinched nerves in my back and neck and have started getting burning feet and can not sleep with it is it conected?

I have pinched nerves in my back and neck and have started getting burning feet and can not sleep with it is it conected?

Neurologic: Pinched nerves in the back can be the cause of burning sensation of the feet, but other things could cause the symptoms you describe. Have it evaluated by a specialist to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi. Pinch nerve in neck. (Right side) felt zaps in arm & back. Tried to go back to sleep, felt like nerves went away & pinch pain in scalp, Loss of sensation for a bit, what is this??

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. As you say, it could be a pinched nerve, otherwise known as a radiculopathy. I would not hesitate to be seen. A good exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. ...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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My whole right shoulder hand left hand fall asleep going numb on me neck pain could it be a pinched nerve in my neck?

My whole right shoulder hand left hand fall asleep going numb on me neck pain could it be a pinched nerve in my neck?

Pinched nerve: Yes, most likely a pinched nerve although there are several possible causes. You should start be seeing your primary care doctor. You may only need physical therapy to relieve the pressure on the nerve but may need more extensive treatments and, much less often, surgery to correct the problem. ...Read more

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What is best for a pinched nerve in neck? Heat or ice?

What is best for a pinched nerve in neck? Heat or ice?

New:ice;old:heat: A "pinched nerve in the neck" covers a lot of diagnostic ground.
If you have numbness and/or tingling in your arm or hand this may be a cervical neuropathy caused by a nerve impinged as it exits the cervical (neck) vertebral hole (foramen).
A cheap and often effective treatment is home traction.It consists of an over the door pulley and halter. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

What's the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Not medication: The best treatments are always those that get at the root cause of the problem. The nerve needs to get "un-pinched." often physical therapy or traction will help but sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump. On back? Where should I use the support pillows?

Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump. On back? Where should I use the support pillows?

I can't help you: With pillows or their placement, but if you are having issues with posture, spine alignment, etc. I recommend that you take up yoga. Very helpful in reinforcing good posture, strengthening your core and counteracting effects from slouching, bad posture using computer, watching tv, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

Depends: This depends on the type of structures injured. Some people with a disc herniation may sleep sitting up in a recliner but if just arthritic or muscular in nature, then with just a small pillow supporting your head while on your side or on your back. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep with a sore back and neck?

What is the best way to sleep with a sore back and neck?

Avoid stomach: Usually sleeping on one's stomach will aggravate neck and/or back pain. Lying on your side with a small pillow under your head and with your hips and knees drawn up into your body is the best position. Some people will use a pillow between their knees. If on your back, a pillow under your knees can also help. Also check the status of your mattress. ...Read more

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Can a nvc pick up a pinched nerve in neck?

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EMG/NCV: Nerve study (emg/ncv) is a sensitive test to identify pinched nerves in different area. ...Read more

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How can you determine if you have a pinched nerve in neck?

How can you determine if you have a pinched nerve in neck?

Radicular pain: If you have a significant 'pinching' of a nerve in neck you may get root pain, tingling and numbness along the appropriat nerve to the fingers a neurologist can tell you where the problem is somtimes with the aid of an emg (electro myogram, an electrical study of the nerve and muscles) the symptoms may be due to the peripheral nerves such as the median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in neck affecting breathing?

Need more info: If your question is whether a pinched nerve in your neck affect breathing, possibly if there is compession of the 4th cervical nerve root that innervates the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve in neck cause sinus like pain?

Does a pinched nerve in neck cause sinus like pain?

Yes: Cervicogenic headaches which are headaches that originate from the cervical spine (the back of the neck) can cause headaches on either one side or both sides of the face. ...Read more

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Will an inversion board help or hurt a pinched nerve in neck?

Temporary: While you are in traction the pressure is better, but will not create long term relief. Active exercising much more effective. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in neck cause serve pain on the side of your head?

Can pinched nerve in neck cause serve pain on the side of your head?

Neck and head pain: Cervical nerve problems and cervical arthritis can cause cervicogenic headaches. Not uncommon. ...Read more

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I've been consulting w you about this all week and am happy 2 inform u I got a diagnosis - pinched nerve in neck. Ortho 2morrow. What are my options?

I've been consulting w you about this all week and am happy 2 inform u I got a diagnosis - pinched nerve in neck. Ortho 2morrow. What are my options?

With Whom Have U Con: Do you mean you've been consulting with HealthTap PHYSICIANS for the past week or a doc in particular? If you're looking for a particular physician then, search them by name to set up an appointment. If just in general then, here is what I'd say for a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). you can either do therapy/medication or surgery. Depends on severity of pain & if there is weakness. ...Read more

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I am 42 male. I was diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck 3 weeks ago. Still getting pain & numbness. How long till it gets better? I'm in agony. Thxx

Variable: There are very degrees of nerve involvement ranging from mild and self-limiting to severe, which may require surgical decompression. As such, an accurate diagnosis should be determined. This can be accomplished by a neurologic examination, MRI and/or EMG/nerve conduction studies that will localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy. Once this is done then treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Does pinched nerve in neck kills pec muscles?

Does pinched nerve in neck kills pec muscles?

It can: Nerve supply comes from the nerve roots leaving at c4-5, c5-6 and c6-7. If these are severely injured you may have pectoral wasting but you should have biceps, triceps and deltoid wasting long before pecs. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What to do for a pinched nerve in neck?

Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection may be very helpful. ...Read more

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Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with time - once the herniated disc has resolved, the nerve is no longer pinched. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause fainting?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause fainting?

Yes, but it's not: Likely. Before assuming the cause is pinched nerve in the neck, other possible causes must be investigated. You should see a doctor about this. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve in neck feel like?

What does a pinched nerve in neck feel like?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve's main symptom is pain. This pain is typically described as shooting or radiating pain. If one particular nerve is pinched or irritated one could typically expect to have radiating pain is a consistent pattern (dermatome). The best things to diagnose this are a good physical exam, MRI and/or emg.
Helpful article:
http://arizonapain. Com/pain-center/pain-treatments/neck-pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a pinched nerve in neck?

Variable: It depends on the cause of the pain. When inflammation and swelling in the spinal canal decreases, the symptoms improve. If it has been there for over 3 months, it becomes chronic pain so you should consult a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more common and worrisome cardiopulmonary causes of chest pain first. I do have a few patients that have had multiple cardiac workups that were negative and only got relief after neck surgery. ...Read more

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What do doctors prescribe for pinched nerve in neck?

What do doctors prescribe for pinched nerve in neck?

Multiple things: Medications commonly given include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, as well steroids. Other things that get prescribed include muscle relaxants and narcotics. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dizziness from a pinched nerve in neck?

Is it possible to get dizziness from a pinched nerve in neck?

Not usually: "pinched nerve in neck" is a vague term for cervical nerve root compression. This gives you arm pain, never dizziness. Who diagnosed a "pinched nerve"? Neck pain can be a sign of vertebral artery dissection, which can lead to dizziness and brain stem stroke/come/death. Please make sure you see your family physician for a full workup, may need a vascular study for any history of neck trauma. ...Read more

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With pinched nerve in neck, could you get zaps in arm & back? After those zaps it's like my nerves went bad or loss of sensation. ..should I see someone?

With pinched nerve in neck, could you get zaps in arm & back? After those zaps it's like my nerves went bad or loss of sensation. ..should I see someone?

The short answer yes: You can start with a primary care physician who will refer you to the appropriate specialist if indicated. When a spinal nerve is pinched, regardless of the location, pain and numbness can travel along the entire length of the nerve's pathway. While there are several treatment options, the pressure on the nerve must be relieved to prevent permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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