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Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

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Dr. David Sniezek
Pain Management

In brief: Neck strain

Neck strain commonly occurs with poor posture.
Some cases cause muscle spasm and even nerve irritation that can take longer to treat. Relative rest, ice in the first 24 hours and gentle range of motion exercises are appropriate. If symptoms persist then consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate.

In brief: Neck strain

Neck strain commonly occurs with poor posture.
Some cases cause muscle spasm and even nerve irritation that can take longer to treat. Relative rest, ice in the first 24 hours and gentle range of motion exercises are appropriate. If symptoms persist then consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate.
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