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Cervical Pillow For Neck Pain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more
Herniated cervical disc c5-c6 touch nerves. After 5 months physio, no more tingling sensation on arm. Still neck pain often. What else can be done?
Plenty: Hopefully you have tried anti-inflammatory medications, either over the counter, or by prescription. Make sure the doses were adequate. We sometimes use short courses of steroids by mouth. Alternately there are epidural steroid injections, aimed in the neck where it hurts. Don't forget a neck pillow at night. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck pain : Cervical lordosis is normal curvature of the cervical spine. It looks like a bow from side. If one loose lordosis aka straightening of cervical spine head translates forward causing increased load on muscles on back of your neck. If not treated one can suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches and shoulder pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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