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How can I cure back and neck pain caused by sleeping in a bad position?

How can I cure back and neck pain caused by sleeping in a bad position?

Heat exercise massag: Moist heat applied to the neck & shoulders; pain med (aleve/advil/motrin—if tolerated by stomach & not on blood thinner coumadin); magnesium to help relax muscles (caution: too much may cause loose bm's); neck and shoulder exercises to relax and fatigue cramped muscles; therapeutic massage; consult doctor if problem worsens or persists more than a few days. ...Read more

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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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What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain ?

What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain ?

Sleep: The simple answer is the position that produces least pain and discomfort. Ever person is different so I cannot tell what is good for you. One thing for certain make sure you have a comfortably bed and environment and adequate pillows and padding. ...Read more

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Got new mattress, 2 months hurts, wake up daily pain. Now back/neck pain, tingling in face. Did sleeping on too hard surface cause damage? What to do

Got new mattress, 2 months hurts, wake up daily pain. Now back/neck pain, tingling in face. Did sleeping on too hard surface cause damage? What to do

Back & neck pain: A hard mattress is supposed to be good for your back, if you can't return it give a little it a little longer time to get used to it, you can also use a soft foam mattress padding to give you some comfort. Tingling of the face most likey has nothing to do with the mattress, you need to see your doctor for that to rule out facial palsy & also to check you for your neck & back pain. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can severe sinusitis cause upper back neck pain? Unable to sleep or lay down bcause of the burning sensation.

Referred pain: Deep somatic pain arises from deeper body structures and has a dull, deep, depressing quality. The site where the pain is perceived by you may not indicate the true source of the pain, the diagnosis of deep somatic pain is often elusive. It is a possibility that source of the pain neck, and site is sinus. Rec.: see pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I can't sleep quickly and when I wake up, I feel still tired with some back and neck pain. What can I do?

I can't sleep quickly and when I wake up, I feel still tired with some back and neck pain. What can I do?

See below: This could be a variety of issues. I recommend sleeping on your back with a pillow under your knees. Try to get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Use a comfortable mattress. Perform stretches of your neck and low back before getting out of bed for a few minutes. Exercise sith focus on the core muscles of the neck and back. If the symptoms continue, see your general medicine doctor. ...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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I can't seem to get the best position to sleep. I constantly wake up with neck pain that leads to headaches. I need help?

I can't seem to get the best position to sleep. I constantly wake up with neck pain that leads to headaches. I need help?

Am headaches: Hello, it may be worth an evaluation with a chiropractor to see if he/her may be of help. A neck examination with adjustment and exercise program sounds like a good idea. As for your sleep positions, there are conditions such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome that could be occurring. Sleep apnea leads to headaches too. Your doctor could order testing if needed. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum sleeping position to prevent cervical pain (neck pain)?

Neck pain: It is impossible to recommend any patient what "best sleeping position" to prevent neck pain. You have to try different sleeping positions in order to determine what position alleviates neck pain since you are one who suffer neck pain. ...Read more

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Can sleeping on the stomach cause neck pain?

Absolutely: Lying with the head turned 90 degrees for hours at a time can certainly cause neck pain. Lying on the back or side with good neck support is better. ...Read more

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My dad had a heart opperation 10 months ago and has just started with very bad neck pain that much so he can't sleep or work! should we be worried?

My dad had a heart opperation 10 months ago and has just started with very bad neck pain that much so he can't sleep or work! should we be worried?

See a doc: Any symptom like that should be checked out asap. Neck pain can be a substitute for the typical pain felt with angina when the heart is not getting enough oxygen. Even if it is not heart related if it is bad enough to prevent sleep and work it needs to be checked out by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have neck pain sometimes back pain and I have numbness in both hands specially when I am sleeping and tingling too and sometimes numbness in both to?

I have neck pain sometimes back pain and I have numbness in both hands specially when I am sleeping and tingling too and sometimes numbness in both to?

Neck pain/ numbness: Likely cervical disc disease with nerve compression . can consider different pillow, some times the buckwheat pillow helps as it molds easily to the shape . Consider c-spine films , MRI to assess degree of disease and, muscle relaxants, NSAIDS if not allergic, PT including traction for the neck pain. May also be carpal tunnel use splints, ergonomics at work, follow up with doctor/ urgent care ...Read more

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Woke up with chest and neck pain..couldn't fall back to sleep..hurts terribly when I breathe deep. Never experienced any of these symptoms before. ?

Woke up with chest and neck pain..couldn't fall back to sleep..hurts terribly when I breathe deep.  Never experienced any of these symptoms before. ?

Could be: a pinched nerve. These are common especially when we sleep the wrong way. Chest pain should always be concerning and get checked out, but we see it alot with the pinched nerves which can start in the neck. When muscles / nerves are effecting in the chest cavity, often times, there is the pain during breathing. ...Read more

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I'm having neck pain and it hurts when I swallow the back of my neck when I swallow and the neck pain could possibly be from sleeping wrong I'm not sure. Maybe you can help me out?

I'm having neck pain and it hurts when I swallow the back of my neck when I swallow and the neck pain could possibly be from sleeping wrong I'm not sure. Maybe you can help me out?

Muscle pain?: It may be due muscle discomfort from your sleeping position. Of course, it really needs a proper evaluation my your primary care. If it is severe, and/or unrelenting then you should see your primary care doctor next week. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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