Neck pain from sleeping wrong

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You have bruised it badly or twisted some muscles. Keep your neck warm by wrapping a scarf around it. Take pain relief as prescribed. If it does not start to settle after a few days, make an appointment with your doctor again so that you can be referred for physiotherapy. Keep warm and stay out of draughts. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
In all probability this is neck stiffness due to wrong sleeping posture. Other than that it can be occipital neuralgia which results from compression of higher cervical vertebral nerves. It can also be due to an inflamed carotid artery or jugular vein. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage without examining. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper investigations and referral. Hope this helps. Take care!
If your neck MRI is clear then the pain could be referred to the neck due to spinal problems of the upper back, or it could be due to tight neck muscles, or due to stress and anxiety or due to clots in the carotid artery. Hence you can get a MRI of the upper back spine and a dopplar study of the carotids. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Meanwhile use a hard bed to sleep. Avoid a pillow.
I'll take ANY!! input from anyone out there. It has never lasted this long from sleeping wrong. So I'm thinking it might be part of MY!!:(( withdrawl process. I sure hope that's what it is.
I was wondering about a herniated disc but I don't know much about the symptoms, I was told about 4 years ago after a neck x-ray that my neck was curved the wrong way (I saw the x-ray and it was really weird) At that time I was working with a chiropractor and it got better for a while but now it is horrible! I also felt like I had multiple pinched nerves in my neck as well lately so that didn't help with the pain! I just didn't know if maybe it was just a pinched nerve causing everything?
That was my 8th neck nurgery and am fused from C3 thru T2, now that my neck is totaly fused my pain is pretty much gone after 25 years, so it can still be fixed don't give up. Keep me posted, been there done that.
Felt burst of pain at left base of neck. Think I blacked out momentarily. Shaking badly. But because the pain was just a burst, I thought I was OK. I contacted my neurosurgeon's office and was sent for a neck x-ray, which showed no fracture. Within 24-36 hours of accident developed severe neck pain in left side of neck; head tilted and turned far right. Feb - Aug: Because the neurosurgeon said I had whiplash, I turned to a D.O.
I would think that your discectomy is not related to your current problem. Your symptoms of pain after sleeping for 5-6 hours is a little odd. If your pain is throughout the day and worst at night, you are likely more sensitive to it when you are not doing anything else. If it is ONLY at night, that is somewhat odd. I don't know how long you have had these symptoms for, but if it has been several months and you are ONLY having upper back pain, an MRI of your thoracic spine is not a bad idea.
I know it took me over a year to put it together that any time I wore high heeled dress shoes, I would have upper back and neck pain for several days. One other thing I noticed in my case is sleeping later actually seemed to make it worse. When I sleep a whole 8-10 hrs, I wake up in pain. If I set an alarm for 5 hours, it is more of a stiffness. Good luck finding an explanation or cause & please post back if you find out something. I know the pain is unbearable.
I have a limp( not sure what it's from), have always had it. I am flatfooted and bowlegged also. I have been having neck pain for the last year. No xrays, but the GP feels its from stress and its muscular based. But I can only turn my neck so far to either side and people always ask me if theres something wrong with my neck. As for the limp, dont believe one leg is longer than the other, but when I walk my right hip turns in a weird way. There is no pain. Could I have hip dysplasia?
Hi, The most common cause of throbbing neck pain on one side is Carotidynia . Carotidynia is a common neck pain syndrome characterised by dull, throbbing, localized pain over the carotid artery bifurcation, but may radiate to the mandible (jaw), cheek, eye, or ear on one side .The causes are Carotid artery aneurysm ,Cranial arteritis , Infection , Carotid artery occlusion . Please go for an MRI or arteriography to rule out the condition .
Last night I tried sleeping in a position beneficial to my spine, by propping up my legs on pillows and laying on a rolled up pillow under my neck. I fell asleep like that and woke up like that and this morning the pain was agony...ten times worse. It really feels like someone twisted my neck violently. Doing anything hurts, even just keeping my head straight or nodding the slightest bit. Even taking a deep breath sends a sharp stab down my neck and back. Where the heck did this come from??
it all seemed to start with a pain in my head near the occipital area, then i started getting bad neck pain that starts in the middle of the lower part of neck (spine area) that spreads to the trapezius muscle. Well over the past 10 days i have had dizzy spells when standing first as though i was swaying, then just a muzzy head dizzy.
--I'm right behind you at 17--I posted on a higher thread that my emotions seem to be all over the place--I have felt anxious and overwhelmed most of the day--plus I am having severe radicular(nerve) pain in my right arm--(I had a neck surgery several years ago, but the bone graft they took from my hip to replace the discs they removed "did't take")--Sooo anyway my "beast" (that's what I call the part of my brain that tries to lead me back to hydro-hell) is trying very hard a
The stiffness continued and the soreness seem to gradually move from my left side to the back of my neck. There is areas that feel tight. During this time from the soreness to touch and pain when I turned it would make me have headaches. (which I am taking ibuffren all day to maintain normal activity). I went to the doctor the second week and was told I had a sinus infection and swollen lymphnodes. Was given antibotics to take for a week.
About 5 months ago I went to the chiropractor for an adjustment because I had a pinched nerve between my neck and shoulder (left side) I could barely move my neck w/o feeling pain. So I went to see her - ended up getting a bruised spinal column b/c of the contraction machine and never went back (however my pinched nerve was fixed). Exactly one week ago, I woke up with a stiff neck, obviously I was sleeping wrong.
After few days without attending it, I played badminton after a gap of one month which aggrevate my problem more. Next day onwards, the problem become worst. I am having neck pain and right arm pain. Even I saw a doctor, he gave me ARCOCIA 120 MG .Even take this tablet for 4 days, I am still having the pain in my neck and right upper arm. This is happening for 2nd time within this year. Last time, my family doctor gave me some medicine which releieve me from the pain within 10 days.
He said hopefully the neck pain will not return, and my muscle spasms in my shoulder and upper back will either unlock and calm down or they will remain this way, attempting to protect my neck from something that is still wrong. I am unsure why I haven't been given an MRI yet, I guess they want to wait until I have had the pain for a longer period of time.
I also would like to note that I am not experiencing any sharp pain in my neck, rather it causes more of a great discomfort and uneasiness. I have seen a few doctors, gotten all kinds of bloodwork and a ct scan but everything has come back negative. A chiropractor I occasionally see claimed that there is definitely somethings cause a swelling in my neck, but he wasn't sure exactly what it could be, as x-rays showed that nothing was wrong with any off the bones in that area.
Only if there is deep neck space infection then can be associated with neck pain. The neck pain needs to be evaluated with the help of radio imaging to detect any injury to cervical spine, Spinal cord and nerves, and Muscles.
After the sugery pain subsided, I was free from the head/neck/shoulder pain for about a month. Since then, the pain has gotten worse, however two additional locations have started to hurt. It is now on the side of my head (between my eye and ear) and deep in my neck. It has accelerated to a boiling point, much like it did right before I was referred to the ENT who performed my surgery. I feel like my body is trying to tell me something. I have the pain all day; morning, noon and night.
I have type 1, 6.8 mm, and my worse symptom is always neck pain. Today, my neck popped in a weird way and it hurts to just hold my head up. What are some at home remedies or exercises I can try to make the pain lessen?
The nights were bad enough but at least the pain subsided when I sat up/got up. My neck and tailbone are also both chronically sore now from the years of sitting upright at night. I am seeing a chiropractor again as, even though she can't seem to help the initial pain site (thoracic area) she does help with the referred pain. I do recommend that. It is interesting that both of you have such similar symptoms yet Spectrum's came on gradually.
im so happy on one note that i can see so good after being completely blind in my left eye yet on the other side of the coin i havent really been able to enjoy this bright colorful world that i live in due to this debilitating pain in my head and neck... Not sure if its related to my surgery or not or if my eye is rejecting this implant ....my eye doesnt hurt at all though.... Or is it something completely unrelated to my eye surgery..
It woke up one morning and thought I had a stiff neck from sleeping on a bad pillow, perhaps. It evolved during the day and by evening I was having terrible pain in my upper back notably between my shoulder blades, and I couldn't move my neck back. I couldn't move at all without terrible pain. My situation has evolved over three days to be a terrible pain underneath my left shoulder blade, a stiff neck, and now it feels like a lump in my throat with a need to burp that I can't get out.
ive had another seizure while i slept (i think i did but i was asleep so i dont know for sure) i peed myself, i was locked tight when i woke up and i was a walking zombie for 3 days after like a hangover from hell and a migraine so bad i had to get pain pills for the first time in my life. i feel for you. i hope we can find answers. i went from a healthy mom of 3 married to a soldier to a ticking time bomb in the matter of minutes and its been 6 weeks now.
I have the same thing....I have to SLOWLY pull up off of my pillow and it hurts SOOO bad! I feel like my ear would be draining liquid excessively, but nothing comes out! When I was in high school, my doc told me TMJ. I was also supposed to stop chewing gum. I believed her bc EVERYTIME I chew gum OR even the inside of my cheek (nervous habit) my ear will without fail hurt me that same night. STOP chewing gum. I am now 27 years old, and my ear still hurts just as bad.
00 am trying to relax and get the pain to go away. The only way that i ever go to sleep is when i pass out from the pain.
Being 24 is no guarantee against pain. While you could be suffering from nervous tension or a broken neck, there is no way for anyone here to tell you what's wrong. You need to see a physician who can take a history, make a physical exam, and order tests if needed. Only then you can receive a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Best wishes to you.
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