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Will Letting My Baby Sleep On His Side Cause A Stiff Neck
No; not a good idea: Letting your baby sleep on his side shouldn't cause a stiff neck, but this position is not recommended for sleep because of the risk of sids. Babies should sleep on their backs; the incidence of sids is lower than if babies sleep on their sides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up this morning with a stiff neck on my left side. Any advice on sleeping with a stiff neck?
Stiff neck: Gentle range of motion exercises after icing the area - if this does not improve it, get yourself checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Stiff neck for over 10 days. Necks gets better as day progresses, however after waking up, it is bad again. Can only sleep on side.Used hot pack. Help?
Easy things first: Try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, heat pack, icy-hot or ben gay. If that doesnt 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
What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?
Stiff neck: FIrst, it would be important to know the cause of the stiff neck. It just muscle strain, then some heat to the area, perhaps some massage therapy, and OTC med such as ibuprofen, may alleviate the pain and allow for sleep. Avoid using a very high pillow, as well. If simple measures don't help, you should see your provider to assess for other causes. ...Read more
Get examination : If this has been going on for an extended period of time i would suggest that you get examined to find the reason. Most likely it just muscular in nature. It could be as gimle as the pillow you use or the position you sleep in. Try placing a towel wrapped around your neck, secured by a pin and se if the extra support stop your pain. If do then try getting a pillow with a neck contour for support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: You probably just slept wrong and strained the muscles in that area. The fan would have nothing to do with that. ...Read more
Encourage activity: Many will improve on their own. If the head is held in a fixed position (turned and tilted to one side, right or left), check with your child's primary provider or a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Same if there is pain, fussiness, delayed improvement. These could be more serious and need evaluation, therapy. ...Read more
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