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Neck Pain Charleston scMost people who suffer from waking up with neck pain and numbness can easily resolve it within a couple of weeks through proper rest and OTC medication like Tylenol or ibuprofen. If your pain is recurring and the above-mentioned methods do not seem to be working, it may be time to consult a medical professional to see what underlying issues may be causing so many restless nights.

Numerous risk factors contribute to neck pain and numbness, and typically it’s due to related back pain caused by:

  • Obesity
  • Family history of back pain
  • Lack of exercise
  • Herniated disc(s)
  • Ruptured disc(s)
  • Facet Joint Disease
  • Back pain caused by an accident
  • Neural Stenosis
  • Spinal Stenosis

 

The best way to eliminate doubt on what may be causing your pain is through undergoing imaging to confirm your diagnosis.

 

Why Your Neck Pain May Be Causing Numbness

 

You may find that you are waking up several times throughout the night with numbness in your head, hands, arms, legs, or feet, and there is a high chance that the primary cause of these symptoms is due to a spinal injury. However, it is important to have an MRI in order to determine which treatment will work best for your neck pain. Most neck pain originates from straining or pressure that can be helped through non-surgical neck treatments. If the non-surgical treatments do not function towards easing your pain, it may be time to discuss your neck surgery options.

Prolong Pain in the Neck Region

Neck pain that is often characterized by a low level of chronic pain that sometimes “flares” and gets worse, is made worse by certain positions or activities, and may be accompanied by arm pain, may indicate symptomatic cervical disc degeneration.

 

If you are experiencing prolonged neck pain and waking up with numbness, contact us immediately to get you on the road to recovery sooner than later.