Neck pain sleep problems

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I am taking 800 mg ibuprofen 2 times daily and sometimes a Valium at night to relax neck and help me sleep. My neurologist prescribed me Gabapentin 600 twice daily but I'm very sensitive to medication so I'm very scared to take this with all the side effects. Can someone please give me some advice.
The tingling in my hands have really bothered me during sleep when I keep waking up with tingling in my hands. I have also experienced neck stiffness, pressure and pain from the neck to the middle of my back. My neck is also making some really strange noises when I move it, clicking, grinding, popping etc. Does this sound like a nerve problem in the neck region or something different.
I may get a good down pillow as i sleep on my tummy The Support of a Good Down Pillow A good down pillow can give you the support your head and neck need when you sleep. If you suffer from chronic neck pain than a down pillow can be a good option. A down pillow also can last in excess of ten years with the proper care. There are several different types of down pillow that you have to choose from.
You're so right Lisa. When I don't sleep well my pain is more intense. I've also noted when I am just plain tired my pain is worse. I'm not certain if my pain is worse because I am tired...or if I am tired because my pain is worse. Maybe it's a combination of the two. Whatever the case, rest and sleep is very important in pain control. Very important. But life doesn't stop because we have chronic pain....unfortunately. :o) Hope your pain is soon under control.
I started off with neck pain that migrated to lower back pain, that migrated to left hip pain, and now I have neck stiffness with left breast pain. The left breast pain is a new symptom that started about 3 weeks ago, but they were mild darting pain thats comes intermittently, but now the pain is a little more constant. So what could be going on with me?
I was in a car crash in 2005 and have suffered ever since with neck problems. For the last twelve months I have been suffering with a problem in my right eye - blurred vision, lights and fuzziness which makes me feel like I want to fall over. I also suffer with terrible headaches which have been getting worse over the last couple of months and interrupt my sleep. I am getting approximately four hours sleep a night and pain killers don't last. Physio helps a little but it doesn't go away.
to early morning when I wakup and suddenly my neck suffered with the cramp and great pain. Pls. suggest me the medicine and ther way to cure my neck cramp and pain.
I have been under observation for thoracic outlet syndrom or carpel tunnel syndrome, but I have constant pain in the joints in my neck, pain between the shoulder blades and pain in my left shoulder, ache and stinging, and both hands go numb, more at night but also in the day. I have had two car accidents, but I also work at a keyboard all day. I can understand the numbness and tingling, but I don't understand why I would have a red hot thumb which lasted about ten to fifteen minutes.
I have been having some bad pain in the right side of my neck. I have always had some neck problems but it hasn't been this bad in awhile. On top of it all my right shoulder is hurting and so is my right arm. My arm muscle is so sore and feels so heavy and tight and I haven't done a whole lot. I have taken Tylenol and tried biofreeze but nothing is working. Has anyone else had this happen? I'm 9 weeks right now.
Without medication pain level is above 10, after medication pain level is 9. My pain is so severe that it appears to lock the turning of my neck to the right. I am asking for any help regarding if there is exercises for this type of problem. My mornings after waking are the worse for me. I have been sleeping with 2 pillows under my legs, flat on my back, and 1 pillow under my head but this doesn't seem to be helping either. Is there any help for me?
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 immediately stopped and was in pain and have been in pain for the rest of the day. The pain started and increased until I was unable to move my neck very much beyond looking straight ahead and turning it to the right about 75 degrees. I have been unable to move it beyond about a 5 degree turn to the left without shooting pain on the right hand side of my neck concentrated in two local regions which I'll describe below.
Ive been having the same problems as you guys, I have this horrible tightness and pain in my neck which started about two days ago on a verry stressfull day for me, the pain first started with my upper neck on the right side right below were the hair ends which subsided when I awoke the next morning. But then I wake up this morning and the whole back of my neck is in pain, and I cant stretch it or touch it without pain.
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.
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.
I am a LimboLander with an uncomfortable new symptom--or maybe not a symptom?? I have a stiff neck--and not the kind that you get after you sleep weird--and not like something is "out." It's just this line of pain from my neck dowm my right arm--and up to my jaw--I feel stupid asking because maybe it's just a stiff neck--but I've never had pain like this before and was just wondering if this sounds like something to add to my log of sx or if it seems unrelated.
One of the major symptoms that I experienced over the years with HCV was a frequently stiff and painful neck. Sometimes the pain was on the right, sometimes on the left, and during some periods was extremely severe and needed physical therapy in order for me to function. After tx my neck problems have been less frequent and less intense.
Often times, I even feel sick to my stomach from the lack of sleep. I've always had neck problems but my neck seems to be hurting worse lately. I have joint pains in my wrists, elbows and knees. My muscles feel weak and ache constantly (feels like growing pains in my legs). My arms, hands and legs easily go numb if I put pressure on them, especially when I sleep. My hands will sometimes lock with my four fingers together and my thumbs going inward.
Aside form muscle pains or stiffness which may be associated with fibromyalgia, are there any personal issues at home or work which may keep you awake or disrupt your sleep at night? I would think that the low back pain may add to the discomfort and may lead to more frequent bouts of insomnia.Was the disc compression severe enogh to warrant surgery? And was any intervention done?I suggest you consult with an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery regarding your condition.
I too have started having back pain after a acdf at c5-c6. I had an MRI done on my lower back. It said there was very slight degenerative changes at L4-L5, otherwise negative lumbar spine MRI. I have sciatic pain going down my right buttock and leg. If I bend over from the waist, I feel like someone is stabbing me in the lower back with a knife. I am also having pain and/or spasms in the thoracic area of my spine.
I dont have any issues with swallowing or breathing problem. I occasionaly feel pain on neck as well. Yesterday i had ringing ears as well. One more thing I need to add is because of bad cough I had I still cough if I laugh alot. This means my throat is weak still. I dont have any other health problems. I eat well. Sleep well. I dont feel much tired. Not any fatigue. My stool is ok. I work every day no problems at all.
Have had a pain starting in May on right side of neck just below my ear going upwards in my head sore to the touch, have had a catscan and two xrays, nothing showed up, I have this everyday I notice cold pack helps, advil somewhat, I really dont know wha to do. I do some excercises once a week turn my neck somwhat. Its better when I am walking and standing, sitting hurts more.
I was in a MVA 6 months ago where I broke my left hand and totalled my car(NMF!) About two months later, I began having neck pain. It feels like my neck can't hold my head up. I can't sleep at night without pain killers.(MS Contin, Darvocet, Lorcet). In the past few months, I have had other symptoms. When I wake in the morning, my entire body is stiff and my joints ache. My hands often hurt (possible arthritis?).
Hi, welcome to the community! I too have problems in my neck and upper back. I live to learn about the why's and what's of my anatomy, and to share my knowledge with others. I have reversal of my cervical lordosis, ddd and djd bulging/protruding disks and bone growth complex of my vertebra. I currently have no pain specialist, let alone a doctor who believes this could cause any issues. I have been having problems with my arms going numb while sleeping for sometime.
Is there anything in the meantime I can do to make the pain end so I can sleep at night? Ie seems the more I try to massage the shoulder/neck the more it becomes painful and tender. i can ont afford continues massage therapy either. I don't want to rely on sleeping pills to get me thru each night because they will become immune after awhile.
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