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I have had a pain in my left shoulder & neck for about 14 hrs. It is dull & hurts more if in certain positions. Could be heart related or sleep wrong?

I have had a pain in my left shoulder & neck for about 14 hrs. It is dull & hurts more if in certain  positions. Could be heart related or sleep wrong?

Shoulder & neck pain: Your left shoulder and neck pain lasting 14 hours, dull and positional are unlikely to be cardiac, and more likely due to musculoskeletal as in sleeping wrong. But it would be virtually impossible to determine the cause based on your descriptions alone. If seriously concerned, please see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is sleeping on your left side considered bad for your heart?

Is sleeping on your left side considered bad for your heart?

No.: For most people, it doesn't really matter. For pregnant women, it's sometimes recommended to sleep on the left side. But really, whatever is most comfortable is fine. ...Read more

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I sleep on my side and usually rest my head on my left arm. Wake up sore with chest and shoulder aches. How do I change this bad habit? (heart is ok)

I sleep on my side and usually rest my head on my left arm. Wake up sore with chest and shoulder aches. How do I change this bad habit? (heart is ok)

Soft cervical...: ...Collar? If you can't change the sleep position, you might try one of the special sidesleep pillows such as: http://riroads.Com/images/sleep_posture_pillow_1.Jpg. ...Read more

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Should my baby not sleep on her left side if she has a heart problem?

Should my baby not sleep on her left side if she has a heart problem?

Ask her doctor.: For almost all babies, sleeping on the back is best because it decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome ('crib death"). For many types of congenital heart defects, sleep position does not affect cardiac function, but talk to her cardiologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Weird pain in heart /chest area if I sleep on my left side. Why? 27 male

Weird pain in heart /chest area if I sleep on my left side. Why? 27 male

Need more info: If sharp pain, likely related to condition of inflammation on chest wall rib joints; try not sleeping on your side; take otc medications. ...Read more

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My mom can't sleep properly on her left side coz she says she'll start feeling a pain in her heart. What could be wrong?

My mom can't sleep properly on her left side coz she says she'll start feeling a pain in her heart. What could be wrong?

Chest wall pain: May be the pain in her heart is chest wall pain due to certain position at bed. Any risk factors for heart disease? My advice is to see a physician for a better history and physical. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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