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Woke up with severe back and neck ache along one side?
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
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In brief: Rib dysfunction?
Since the pain is in the back as well as neck, rib dysfunction may be a prime culprit.
Rib problems, due to sleep position or even coughing/sneezing often cause back & neck pain, even headache. It'seasily treatable by manipulation. Osteopathic hands-on examination might help identify the cause and osteopathic manipulation can often hasten recovery, frequently with immediate results.

In brief: Rib dysfunction?
Since the pain is in the back as well as neck, rib dysfunction may be a prime culprit.
Rib problems, due to sleep position or even coughing/sneezing often cause back & neck pain, even headache. It'seasily treatable by manipulation. Osteopathic hands-on examination might help identify the cause and osteopathic manipulation can often hasten recovery, frequently with immediate results.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management
In brief: Muscle Tension Cmnly
Usually it means that you were sleeping in a way that caused tension or muscle imbalance resulting in pain along that side.
Should improve within a couple of days with rest, heat/ice (whichever works better), massage, otc meds. Sometimes it can be something more serious such as disc herniation or stroke - if it is not improving or associated with other symptoms, discuss with your pcp.

In brief: Muscle Tension Cmnly
Usually it means that you were sleeping in a way that caused tension or muscle imbalance resulting in pain along that side.
Should improve within a couple of days with rest, heat/ice (whichever works better), massage, otc meds. Sometimes it can be something more serious such as disc herniation or stroke - if it is not improving or associated with other symptoms, discuss with your pcp.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Neck pain
It is usually from severe one place fibromyalgia type pain inducing diffusion pain.
The most possible place in at lower cervical, mid thoracic paraspinal area. Suggest to have a nice warm shower, then self palpation the area and find the local pain. You may have Ethyl Chloride jet spray to spray around the pain area. Deep message, acupuncture or stretch usually will be helpful.

In brief: Neck pain
It is usually from severe one place fibromyalgia type pain inducing diffusion pain.
The most possible place in at lower cervical, mid thoracic paraspinal area. Suggest to have a nice warm shower, then self palpation the area and find the local pain. You may have Ethyl Chloride jet spray to spray around the pain area. Deep message, acupuncture or stretch usually will be helpful.
Dr. Gary Wang
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