Neck pain 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 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?
Do you personaly think this is part of the withdrawl. Or just from sleeping wrong. 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've had occasional neck problems in the past involving soreness when sleeping wrong, etc., but rarely if ever this bad and not with such sudden onset. --000000000-- -00000000000- -00000000000- -00000000000- -0000000LL00- ---0000LSL--- ----000LS---- -000000LSSL0- 0000000000000 While I'm no artist, this gives the approximate location of my pain looking straight on at the back of my head. S stands for where it hurts when I'm looking dead straight ahead.
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.
Hi I have had head and neck pain for a month. I have started having the shakes within the last 2 weeks. I also have numbness in different areas of my head both left and right side. I have problems my whole life with fatigue. I can fall asleep anywhere at any given time. What could be wrong with me? Could it be MS?
Use a hard bed to sleep. Avoid a pillow. Roll a towel and place it under your neck while sleeping on the back and between head and shoulder when lying on the side. Initially this will be uncomfortable but with time the acupressure will work. Use an analgesic cream or spray. Anti-inflammatory drugs help. Also, you must improve your posture while sitting and working. If this does not work, please consult your doctor. Take care!
--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
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??
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 .
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.
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? Can any of these issues be helping to cause my neck pain Just looking for experience or suggestions. Thanks.
I have changed pillows, sleeping positions, daily activities, etc..just to accomodate my neck! This time it is the left side. This pain started in the middle of the day a week ago. When I look up and to the left..it hurts so bad. It's really high up on my neck..base of skull. What's wrong with me. Ibprofen dulls it, but nothing relieves it. Heat feels ok..but doesn't help afterwards. Now my right side is sore in the same place and seems to be heading in the same direction.
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.
January 30th- I started getting a stiff neck, afew days later I started getting shoulder pain, a week later the neck pain subsided to my right side of my neck, and was only stiff, not painful. The shoulder pain moved directly into my rotator cuff of my right shoulder, and remained there for approx. 2 weeks. Eventually the shoulder pain decreased, was getting pains in my collar bone, had 2-3 days of no pain, only the stiffness in my right side of my neck. Feb.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Sleeping in wrong posture, overuse of computers, neck sprain as in a jerk or car accident and meningitis can all cause stiff neck. However meningitis will also cause other symptoms along with fever. If this happened suddenly it could be due to ‘torticollis’ or wry neck. This usually disappears on its own after 3 days and should actually be left alone. It usually happens due to sleeping in an awkward position.
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.
In the last year I started to also develope pain in my neck,shoulders as well as low back. I have had MRI's done of the Cervical spine(neck region) and Lumbar spine (lower back) I have a lg hernated disc in my neck and degenetive disc disease with an annular tear in my lower back. I am going to also request my doctors to do an MRI of Thoracic spine (middle back) because they haven't done an MRI of that section yet.
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.
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?
Have you been involved in any accident where your neck was jarred abruptly? Having wrong posture doing keyboard work and also getting caught in a draught, like a window open in the car, can also cause neck problems. See the doctor to find out the cause so that you can get the appropriate treatment. Wear a scarf to keep your neck warm and don't sit in any draughts. If you have a heat pack, that may help. Shoulder and neck massage and applying pain relief gels may help too.
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.
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