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Best Way To Sleep With Pinched Nerve In Neck
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
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
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
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?
In & out of sleep, bruxism, anxiety, pinched nerve in neck. Anyways, heard loud beep from alarm, woke up, pinching pain on top of scalp hurt then thighs & calves got tingly. What was that?
GRINDING TEETH, MORE:
YOU NEED TO SEE YOU PHYSICIAN!
AND IMMEDIATELY! ...Read more
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
I have numbness in the right side of my tongue & face. Also experiencing neck pain on rt side after sleeping funny. Pinched nerve? What should I do?
See a neurologist: You need to see a neurologist. This could be a serious neurological problem. ...Read more
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
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
Pinched nerve in neck going on 48hrs. Only left side in neck, shoulder, arm. Arm is also partially asleep/numb feeling. When to see a Dr?!
I have pinched nerves in my back and neck and have started getting burning feet and can not sleep with it is it conected?
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??
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
http://arizonapain. Com/pain-center/pain-treatments/neck-pain. ...Read more
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
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
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
With pinched nerve in neck, could you get zaps in arm & back? After those zaps it's like my nerves are impaired or I have loss of sensation. ..should I see someone?
Yes and yes: Yes, you should see someone. If your nerves are impaired now, they may get worse without treatment, causing a serious problem. ...Read more
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