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Could Wrong Posture In Sleeping Cause Throbbing Pain In Neck And Shoulder?

I woke up a few days ago and it felt like maybaybe I slept wrong. I have excrtiating pain in my neck and the pain readiates down my right shoulder. My shoulder and neck are throbbing! Any idea what I can do to alleviate this pain? My email address is YYYY@YYYY
Wed, 30 Apr 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
hi,
sleeping in a wrong posture may put your neck and shoulder under stress leading to muscle spasm. you should do hot fomentation 3-4 times a day or else take few sittings of short wave diathermy or IFT from a physiotherapist . u can also start with anti inflammatory and a muscle relaxant twice a day.
if pain doesn,t subside in 3-4 days u will need to get an xray cervical spine anteroposterior and lateral view to rule out underlying cervical spondylosis.
after your pain subsides u should also learn ISOMETRIC neck exercises from a physiotherapist and make them part of your daily routine.
last but not the least u got to have a proper sleep posture.
regards
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Could Wrong Posture In Sleeping Cause Throbbing Pain In Neck And Shoulder?

hi, sleeping in a wrong posture may put your neck and shoulder under stress leading to muscle spasm. you should do hot fomentation 3-4 times a day or else take few sittings of short wave diathermy or IFT from a physiotherapist . u can also start with anti inflammatory and a muscle relaxant twice a day. if pain doesn,t subside in 3-4 days u will need to get an xray cervical spine anteroposterior and lateral view to rule out underlying cervical spondylosis. after your pain subsides u should also learn ISOMETRIC neck exercises from a physiotherapist and make them part of your daily routine. last but not the least u got to have a proper sleep posture. regards