Neck pain in the morning can be due to straining the neck while asleep. During certain stages of sleep, the muscles are contracted. One option would be to use a firm flat mattress and a flat pillow—or preferably no pillow in those cases where morning neck pain is prominent. I would strongly recommend you describe this condition to your primary care physician so that he or she can refer you to the appropriate specialist who can properly evaluate you and review your options. Important: We hope you find this general medical and health information useful, but this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. For all personal medical and health matters, including decisions about diagnoses, medications and other treatment options, you should always consult your doctor. See full Disclaimer .
We had about 12 inches of snow or more and five foot snow drifts. The super cold air is coming down from Canada now. ( I don't know how you take that cold, cold air Lene! ) Wind chill to be -23 in the morning.
We bellied out our Arctic Cat today, so we started up the old backhoe and made one trip down the drive and back. The steering on the backhoe is messed up now, so we put it back in the out building and used the Arctic Cat to clean up the mess. That took a while, as our driveway is a quarter of a mile long.
I decided my husband had been out there long enough, so I grabbed a snow shovel and started in on a couple of five foot drifts. Then I carried in some fire wood. That finally got me. I have taken my Tramadol and my Soma and feel better now. I know I shouldn't do these kind of things, but it was a bit of an emergency.
Hope everyone is safe and warm. This was a big, bad blizzard and affected a lot of people.
Full Question: I wake up every morning with a soreness in the back of my neck and a hang-over like headache which makes me nauseous. I do not drink. I have had previous neck discectomy and fusion at three levels. I suffer from chronic muscle tightness in neck and shoulders. The headache lasts all day. Any suggestions? Jonathan. Answer: Dear Jonathan; You most probably have cervicogenic headaches based on your former neck problems. I suspect you don't sleep well, and I would recommend you talk to your physician about a medication called tizanidine (Zanaflex), which reduces muscle spasm and helps sleep. It also helps chronic daily headaches. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to the forum, you'll need to register, even if you're already regis...
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