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My neck muscle feels tight when I sleep wrong. Does the tempurpedic pillow help?

My neck muscle feels tight when I sleep wrong. Does the tempurpedic pillow help?

Possible: A comfortable pillow that supports your head well is important for good sleep. But if you "sleep wrong" you may still have neck pain in the morning. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I dance hip hop&have really bad neck pain. Muscles ache when move my head in circles. Is this my neck muscles just sore and getting stronger or worse?

I dance hip hop&have really bad neck pain. Muscles ache when move my head in circles. Is this my neck muscles just sore and getting stronger or worse?

Neck pain: Can have many causes and the rigors of hip hop dancing certainly can aggravate the pain. I recommend an in person evaluation. ...Read more

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What is this feeling cold ice in my legs, shoulder, back and even reach my neck? I can't sleep.Even i used heater and comforter still, its just sweat me

What is this feeling cold ice in my legs, shoulder, back and even reach my neck? I can't sleep.Even i used heater and comforter still, its just sweat me

See neurologist: Feeling of cold, heat or numbness in any part of the body is indicative of nerve damage . Please see your pcp or a neurologist for thorough examination and some blood tests. ...Read more

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Have left upper arm/shoulder tightness seems worse when put snug fit shirt against it Doc said stress Muscle relaxer & ibuprofen. What can I do for it?

Have left upper arm/shoulder tightness seems worse when put snug fit shirt against it Doc said stress Muscle relaxer & ibuprofen. What can I do for it?

Stick em up: Range of motion for tight shoulder will,help. Agree with muscle relaxants and anti inflammatories , but if you take ibuprofen, take 600 mg 3-4 x daily if your body can tolerate that safely. Clasp hands and lift completely overhead several times a day. Pinch your shoulder blades together, put hand back,to,touch opposite shoulder blades. Stretch daily. If that dos. It resolve it, see a PMR or ortho. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in my upper back/shoulder got worse. I couldnt move. Most painful when i look up. Fingers numb. What muscle is it. Meds not helping. Help!

Muscle pain in my upper back/shoulder got worse. I couldnt move. Most painful when i look up. Fingers numb. What muscle is it. Meds not helping. Help!

Possible pinched ner: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in your neck that is causing pain and numbness in your arm. With that condition, looking up will often worsen the symptoms. Try a cervical pillow, heat, and non-steroidals. If not improving, see your physician. You may need neck x-rays or an mri. Most people improve with time but some need surgery. ...Read more

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If I wake up with neck aches, is my pillow support to blame?

If I wake up with neck aches, is my pillow support to blame?

Can Be: Pillow support and bed support is very important for a good sleep. Sleep is most important. Try different pillows or go to sleep number and try their pillows. ...Read more

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Woke up with a stiff neck. Hurts when I move side to side and when I look up. Applied Bengay on it and icy hot patch but only relieves the muscle ache?

Woke up with a stiff neck. Hurts when I move side to side and when I look up. Applied Bengay on it and icy hot patch but only relieves the muscle ache?

Keep an eye on it: If safe for you, consider trying an over the counter anti-inflammatory, heat and stretching of the neck area. If your symptoms persist beyond 7-10days or are worsening I would recommend you see a physician who specialize in musculoskeletal care (orthopedics) Hope that helps! ...Read more

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When I lay down at night my legs and arms feel like I'm tensing the muscles hard when I'm not. Takes hours for them to relax. Muscle twitches too ?

When I lay down at night my legs and arms feel like I'm tensing the muscles hard when I'm not. Takes hours for them to relax. Muscle twitches too ?

Dehydration or..: Dehydration is one of the main causes. Electrolyte replacement is key apart from water. Other aspects are muscle and fascia tension, so stretching is key. Try some Magnesium before bed and tonic water with quinine in the tonic water. Can get a a grocery store. One more thing to consider is vericose veins. If you have them, they can affect blood flow. ...Read more

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My neck is stiff i feel like moving n cracking my neck its very uncomfortable, I have to sit on chair all day anything i can use for relief/support?

My neck is stiff i feel like moving n cracking my neck its very uncomfortable, I have to sit on chair all day anything i can use for relief/support?

Don't sit so much: That may seem obvious but we were not meant to sit all day. Make sure your chair is comfortable and that your arms are at a good position for your keyboard. Use a headset if you are on the phone a lot. Get up frequently or simply stand to do your work when feasible. There are some yoga moves that you can do during the day to help with the discomfort. See a spine physiatrist if you are not better. ...Read more

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After I sleep my shoulder hurts and neck is tight?

After I sleep my shoulder hurts and neck is tight?

Consider: Consider your positioning. May want to lay on back or get a different pillow or even mattress. If not improved or worsening, would recommend being seen by your physician to check you over - consider a full structural musculoskeletal exam by an osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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Help! pain in shoulder and upper arm till elbow . unexpalined feeling. hurts when i move it or raise it up. feels weak and kind of hot from inside?

Help! pain in shoulder and upper arm till elbow . unexpalined feeling. hurts when i move it or raise it up. feels weak and kind of hot from inside?

Dx ?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Very tight muscles around neck from sleeping wrong. It's been 2 days, how do I make this better?

Very tight muscles around neck from sleeping wrong. It's been 2 days, how do I make this better?

Try cold pack: To neck in evening and see if that helps soothe the discomfort. If not, switch to heat. If both fail, will need to see dr for rx muscle relaxant and/or pt assistance. ...Read more

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Upper right chest pain occurs when i sleep on soft mattress but when i slept on hard mattresss no pain were there? Should i change my mattress?

Upper right chest pain occurs when i sleep on soft mattress but when i slept on hard mattresss no pain  were there? Should i change my mattress?

Pretty Clear To Me: You might wonder why there are so many types of mattresses available to the consumer. Each of us has different needs for the softness or firmness of our mattress. Since a good night sleep is so important as part of a healthy lifestyle, choose a mattress that provides maximum comfort. Take your time, check out different mattresses. Always practice good sleep hygiene. Pleasant dreams. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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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