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My neck hurts when I sleep on the side and turn it. Any quick remedies?

My neck hurts when I sleep on the side and turn it. Any quick remedies?

Don't do it: Seems simple but some people just can't sleep in certain positions. Sometimes heat or antiinflammatory can help a chronic problem like this. Sometimes more supportive pillow may take weight of body off neck. ...Read more

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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No stiff neck, but if i touch my left side of my neck and push down it hurts..A little in the shoulder too. Sometimes when i turn also. What is this?

No stiff neck, but if i touch my left side of my neck and push down it hurts..A little in the shoulder too. Sometimes when i turn also. What is this?

Muscle Spasm: What you have described is a pressure point . You have pressed on a cervical nerve root, most likely c-5 dermatomal distribution. ...Read more

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I have painful glands in my neck but no other symptoms of illness. It hurts slightly to turn my head and hurts when I press down on the glands.

I have painful glands in my neck but no other symptoms of illness. It hurts slightly to turn my head and hurts when I press down on the glands.

Likely inflammatory: Hi Sarah, Painful lymph nodes or glands in the neck are usually indicative of infection or reaction to an infection in another part of the head and neck. These lymph nodes are responsible for producing white blood cells to help you fight infection. If you are not suffering from other symptoms, I'd give them some time to resolve. If not, see your doctor for a more complete exam ...Read more

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I have a stinging pain in the back of my knee and its slightly swollen any advice? I can barely put any pressure on it and when i lift it up off the chair everything below the knee starts to tingle.

The : The potential diagnoses include (in order of decreasing likelihood) bakers cyst (possibly irritating the nearby nerves or vessels resulting in the tingling) baker's cysts are often associated with meniscus (cartilage) tears blood clot (dvt) stress fracture, muscle/tendon tear and herniated disc (in back causing knee pain) are also possible but unlikely your symptoms are of such significance that i recommend that you seek the advice and evaluation of your primary doctor or orthopaedic surgery as soon as you are able. ...Read more

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I've had a bad migraine for 17 days now and it hurts all the way to the back of my neck makes it stiff And it hurts to even lay my head on my pillow?

I've had a bad migraine for 17 days now and it hurts all the way to the back of my neck makes it stiff And it hurts to even lay my head on my pillow?

Migraine: 17 days is too long! Get evaluated and treated so at the least the migraine pain goes away, then get worked up and have a discussion with Dr. on all the triggers you can avoid that may cause headaches and assure you get diagnosed and counseled on how to best treat them. Good luck. ...Read more

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My throat hurts on left side under my chin when I press on it or turn my head why is this? Thank you for your wisdom

My throat hurts on left side under my chin when I press on it or turn my head why is this? Thank you for your wisdom

Throat: I doubt I have wisdom but I certainly know that you need to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor as soon as possible. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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If I turn my head to the right and swallow hard I feel a quick sharp nerve pain down the side of my neck.

If I turn my head to the right and swallow hard I feel a quick sharp nerve pain down the side of my neck.

Yes,TheJigIsNatural: Well, that makes sense.If I put any area of my body into a rather un-natural position to then perform a natural function, I'm bound to feel something weird. Like if I touched my left foot to my right ear and then try to dance the jig. Especially in the neck.Lots of nerves and little muscles that need coordination to accomplish a swallow. So,unless you are watching a tennis match, just eat normally ...Read more

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If i sleep on my back , my lower back will hurt in the morning. If i sleep on my shoulders, they hurt in the morning. I can't sleep face down, solution?

If i sleep on my back , my lower back will hurt in the morning. If i sleep on my shoulders, they hurt in the morning. I can't sleep face down, solution?

Yes: Get a better mattress. You can also look into mattress toppers. A softer maybe memory foam topper at least 3-4 inches thick would help. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, headaches, and i can fully move my head laft but i can only turn my head to the right a little and when I do it tilts and it hurts.

I have neck pain, headaches, and i can fully move my head laft but i can only turn my head to the right a little and when I do it tilts and it hurts.

See doctor: It is a good idea to see a doctor for progressing neck pain if your symptoms are not improving. Neck arthritis can cause these symptoms as well as nerve impingement. Treatment for this is usually nonoperative....But you should see your primary doctor or even a spine physician if not improving. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the left side of my neck last night and it hurts when I move my head What is it from and what can I do for it?

I found a lump on the left side of my neck last night and it hurts when I move my head  What is it from and what can I do for it?

Lump on neck w/: pain needs to be assessed by your doctor. It may be a cyst or something more and can only be diagnosed face to face. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My neck has hurt for over a week. It hurts when i turn my head to the right and hurts to look up all the way.

My neck has hurt for over a week. It hurts when i turn my head to the right and hurts to look up all the way.

Wry neck: You may have a wry neck or torticollis caused by sleeping in a poor position or by trauma to the neck. Sleep flat in bed . You can use an ice pack or a hot water bottle or a heating pad set on low, whichever feels more comfortable. Get a muscle relaxant from your doctor and institute a physical therapy program. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the left side of my neck, and it hurts when I move my head. What is it from? And what can I do for the pain?

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I found a lump on the left side of my neck, and it hurts when I move my head. What is it from? And what can I do for the pain?

Neck mass: See your primary care doctor for exam. and antibiotic. Likely infected node or cyst. See ENT if mass persists. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of head near my neck and on top also...they are tender to touch or lie on and I woke up really dizzy today... Is this my anxiety??

Pain in the back of head near my neck and on top also...they are tender to touch or lie on and I woke up really dizzy today... Is this my anxiety??

Anxiety +neck pain: Anxiety can cause the muscles of your neck to tense up, which sometimes can be painful and even cause headaches and hurt to touch. Try to pay attention to how much tension is in your neck and work on relaxing the muscles. Try using ice compresses on the neck for the pain, and gentle stretches. ...Read more

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Why is my right side of my neck, shoulder and upper back hurts. Medicine doesn't help not even heat. Its unbearable after awaken.I cannot raise my arm?

Why is my right side of my neck, shoulder and upper back hurts. Medicine doesn't help not even heat. Its unbearable after awaken.I cannot raise my arm?

Cervical disc: You probably have a bulging disc in your neck. Go see your doctor and get checked. Google a 'dermatome map' and you can see the distribution of the cervical nerves. It may help you understand. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more