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Can sleeping wrong cause a little swelling in neck and shoulder?

Can sleeping wrong cause a little swelling in neck and shoulder?

Torticollis: That is conceivable. It is a great way to get torticollis, but I wouldn't normally expect swelling. Please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have "maybe" a swollen lympnode in my neck can this be caused by sleeping wrong on my neck? Its located by my throat. I have no fever or illness.

I have "maybe" a swollen lympnode in my neck can this be caused by sleeping wrong on my neck? Its located by my throat. I have no fever or illness.

Likely from dental: Not unique to develop a swollen node secondary to dental issues such as gingivitis or an occult tooth abscess. This is minor, but could be a sign of an emerging bigger problem. Might see your dentist first, as unlikely this is due to strep throat, sinus infection etc. ...Read more

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What can be done about a stiff neck caused by poor sleeping posture?

What can be done about a stiff neck caused by poor sleeping posture?

Easy things first: Try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, heat pack, icy-hot or ben gay. If that doesn't work, try a massage. Finally if none of those work, you might want to see your primary md. A short course of muscle relaxant can help. Make sure you take steps to prevent a poor sleeping position in the future otherwise the symptoms will persist. ...Read more

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I have had neck pain for a few days now from sleeping wrong or from air conditioning. What can I do to relieve the pain. It is now causing headaches.

I have had neck pain for a few days now from sleeping wrong or from air conditioning. What can I do to relieve the pain. It is now causing headaches.

Conservative care: Initial treatment for neck pain includes progressive stretching/range of motion/strengthening, anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, naproxyn). Over the counter topical treatment such as capsaicin and aspercreme would be reasonable. Ice or heat or alternating ice/heat also may help. See a physician if you do not improve with time. ...Read more

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Back of neck is strained/irritated from poor sleeping position the past while. Is it common for this to cause slight blurred vision and scalp burning?

Back of neck is strained/irritated from poor sleeping position the past while. Is it common for this to cause slight blurred vision and scalp burning?

Check pillow height: If too high a pillow, this can cause neck strain, especially when sleeping on the side. Blurred vision could be if tear film evaporates at night with eyes slightly open. Scalp burning usually not related to sleeping position, and should be examined by your pcp. So, you may want to experiment and modify your pillow height, and see if that makes a difference. ...Read more

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How can you relieve neck pain from sleeping wrong?

How can you relieve neck pain from sleeping wrong?

"Sleeping wrong": Always got a kick out of how we can go something as simple as sleep, wrong! Usually this represents chronic mechanical changes in our neck from age, work, lifestyle. With only neck pain after sleep, cosider an exercise program to beginning stretching then strengthening the neck. Consider the ergonomics of your sleep space, pillow, age of bed and if you are a back, side or stomach sleeper. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My neck hurts from sleeping wrong?

Doctor's opinion? My neck hurts from sleeping wrong?

That is one: Possibility but not the only one. A physician can't tell you the cause of your neck pain with the information available. If this is a chronic issue, would have it further evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck from sleeping wrong and can’t move it to the right. If I crack it or move it really quickly to the right will it break?

I have a stiff neck from sleeping wrong and can’t move it to the right. If I crack it or move it really quickly to the right will it break?

No it will not break: No it will not break. Neck stiffness from sleeping wrong is due to spasm in the muscles. And it can be painful to move the neck. You can take anti-inflammatory non steroidal pain medicine like Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium for pain and inflammation.And if persists consult your doctor and he may prescribe muscle relaxant as well. Non steroidals only if there is no allergy and stomach ulcers ...Read more

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How do I alleviate neck pain from sleeping wrong? Pt said tennis balls in sock--icky

How do I alleviate neck pain from sleeping wrong? Pt said tennis balls in sock--icky

They are right: What they suggested is a great way. Use a clean tennis ball and a clean sock. ...Read more

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How long after taking 1 pain pill can I take my Suboxone again? I had to take 1 pain pill this morning for awful neck/back pain from sleeping wrong.

How long after taking 1 pain pill can I take my Suboxone again? I had to take 1 pain pill this morning for awful neck/back pain from sleeping wrong.

Take as prescribed: Only take medications as prescribed. Do not try to self medicate or take them outside of how your doctor prescribed them. ...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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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

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What do you suggest if I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Doctor said its a pinched nerve (sleeping wrong) but?

What do you suggest if I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Doctor said its a pinched nerve (sleeping wrong) but?

Second opinion: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Possible a dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Rec.: see another physician or dentist for the second opinion.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a slight neck lump or bulge. Upper neck close to head. Slight pain for a couple of nights if sleeping in wrong position.?

I am experiencing a slight neck lump or bulge. Upper neck close to head. Slight pain for a couple of nights if sleeping in wrong position.?

The most common: Cause of a neck lump is an enlarged lymph node. Or, in the location you describe, an enlarged or swollen salivary gland. But the fact that it seems to be associated with pain in certain positions makes me wonder if you could just have a muscle strain with some associated inflammation and swelling. I think you can watch this for a few days, but if it persists >1 week, see your Doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

See doctor...: You need to have this examined by your doctor to figure out what it is and to get it treated. If it has been there for 8 months, it is not going to go away on its own. There are many possibilities of what this could be but it can't be diagnosed without examining it-need to know if it is discolored, how hard or soft it is, its exact location, etc. Please see your doctor to get this taken care of. ...Read more

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I'm having gallstones removed next week, and I've also got a goitre lump on my neck to do with my thyroid! Can I be out to sleep a?

I'm having gallstones removed next week, and I've also got a goitre lump on my neck to do with my thyroid! Can I be out to sleep a?

Yes and Yes: You can have gall bladder surgery, before surgery your doctor will check thyroid is not over active, fully under control, also put to sleep will not be a problem, preoperative visit the anesthesia doctor will check for air way problems, after all these clearances you will have successful surgery, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful lump in left side of neck, and hurts to move, suffered sinus problems over past few months, not sleeping properly weird dreams and some headaches?

Painful lump in left side of neck, and hurts to move, suffered sinus problems over past few months, not sleeping properly weird dreams and some headaches?

Neck lump?: Best for you to get the Neck lump clinically evaluated. It may be a reactive lymph node, but an exam and some testing would tell you definitively. Not sure about the weird dreams, but the headaches and sinus issues may be related to a reactive lymph node. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I swallowed gum by accident and feel as if I have a lump in throat, is it safe to sleep?

I swallowed gum by accident and feel as if I have a lump in throat, is it safe to sleep?

Drink some water: Drink some water to see if it makes you feel more comfortable.
Some things swallowed will irritate the esophagus. You can also try a piece of bread to see if swallowing is affected. Most likely the gum is gone and your are a bit irritated. ...Read more

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Woke up with a painful lump in my throat its in the right side its annoying can't get back over to sleep with it and can't swallow?

Woke up with a painful lump in my throat its in the right side its annoying can't get back over to sleep with it and can't swallow?

Throat pain: This is likely from post nasal drip. you probably sleep on the right side and the nose has been draining all niight long. I would try some sudafed and or flonase and see how it does today. You can try some alka selser this evening it has a anticholinergic that will help with the post nasal drip tonight. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Hilast night I couldn't sleep as when I layed down I got breathless and a lump in my throat and slight numbness. I think?

Hilast night I couldn't sleep as when I layed down I got breathless and a lump in my throat and slight numbness. I think?

Post nasal drip?: Did you go to bed soon after a meal, is the temp in your room too warm and drying you out causing a lot of mucus in your throat. Drink a lot of water during the day. I assume that the next day you were OK but the throat may not have felt OK. If gargling did not help make an appt with your family physician.. ...Read more

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Breathless on exertion for more than a year, tired all the time despite full nights sleep and now feeling of a lump in my throat?

Breathless on exertion for more than a year, tired all the time despite full nights sleep and now feeling of a lump in my throat?

See a doc: See a doctor for a proper evaluation. There are many causes for your symptoms- you need a physical exam and possibly blood tests. ...Read more

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Is it possible for throat to close up while sleeping? Would it wake you up? Have lump in throat feeling & can't see PCP for endoscopy prescription for 1 week.

Is it possible for throat to close up while sleeping? Would it wake you up? Have lump in throat feeling & can't see PCP for endoscopy prescription for 1 week.

Pharyngitis: You likely have viral or bacterial pharyngitis. You may need a throat swab. The throat is easily visualized directly or indirectly bu simple mirror exam. You don't need :endoscopy". You will wake up if your airway is obstructed, unless you are profoundly intoxicated. ...Read more

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