I woke up with a crick in my neck!

@estherlou (5017)
United States
March 11, 2007 2:17pm CST
You know...those mysterious once-in-awhile things that happens. You go to bed, like every other night. Same bed...same pillow...nothing different. You wake up and OW! What in the world? how did that happen! What did I do during the night? You walk around feeling crippled and disjointed and disgruntled and drag out the heating pad. Don't you hate when that happens!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I hate it when that happens. Isnt it so weird when things like that happen. I alway get them when I spend the night in a motel but that is not my pillow. I sweear, I would take my own pillow if I were not a fraid that I would forget it.
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• Canada
12 Mar 07
I HATE when that happens. I have been told before that it is very possible to actually break your neck just by rolling over in bed on a night which is a rather scary thought. I find that sleeping on one pillow does minimize the neck pain, because your body is in more of a level position, whereas with 2 pillows, your head is raised to a certain extent and so the spine, and ultimately, the neck, is in a slightly slanted position. Try sleeping on one pillow, and if that doesn't help, you can get special ones that actually mold to your head and neck to keep the spine perfectly straight.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I fell asleep on the couch watching TV one night. No pillow or cushioning of any type for my head. I awoke with my head dangling over the very edge of the couch nearly on the floor. HAHAHA! I arose. Everything was fine till about an hour later. Then that dreaded, "can't turn my head", pain set in. It was like that the WHOLE day. I could barely drive as I couldn't turn my head without severe pain setting in. It was awful. Uggg. Thanks for this reminder. I haven't had the, "I can't drive" neck for some tome now thanfully. HAHAHA! Thanks for reminding that I need to go out & buy new pillows. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@patootie (3593)
12 Mar 07
Yes, how does that happen .. I get a 'crick' in one shoulder rather than my neck .. and sometimes when I wake up I just can't move until I use my other arm to lift the 'cricked' arm .. Do you find it's hard to get yourself dress with the crick in your neck .. ?? I can't put my bra on (blushes) .. and have to struggle into a t-shirt or top .. and why is it when you are looking your best ... (boobs down to your knees) .. some nice young man comes to the door hahah !!!
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Thanks for the comments. I laughed for several minutes...couldn't stop! LOL...it was just what I needed!
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
12 Mar 07
Yes it happens a lot for no apparent reason, two weeks ago i woke up with a twisted ankle.. how on earth this can happen?? I could hardly walk and it took an hour to get better.. maybe I was sleep walking or something lol
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Now that's a new one! I've never heard of doing that! Hope you're all better now!
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
11 Mar 07
This is what happened to me last summer that started all my health problems with my aches and pains in every part of my body. I woke up one morning and it hurt to move my head in any direction. I have been seeing a chiropractor every since and it has not been fun. I am hurting right now as I speak and he recommends advil and putting ice on your neck and upper back as well as the sore areas. See if those things help you.
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I was starting a fun and different discussion about something fairly minor that happens once-in-awhile! I'm so sorry you have had something major like this happen to you! Pain is never fun when it lasts for very long. Hope you can get some relief soon. I have a lot of arthritis pain in knees, hands, and shoulders, but you tend to learn to live with it. I'll say a prayer for you.
• United States
13 Mar 07
I have no clue what I am doing different these days, but I haven't had a cricked neck since I was 14. Thank goodness to, cause those hurt badly, and it sucks when you can't move your head normally. They usually only lasted a day with me, so I can't complain about them to much.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
12 Mar 07
ouch, that's the worst kind, when looking around can become painful and the taken for granted 'head turning' is agonizing, well usually that happens when you don't have a medicated pillow or an orthopedic mattress, those are very important, i know you might think why today then, if that's the case then i should ache everyday but that's not the case, it only happens sometimes, but it also depends on what position you slept in, of course, but since i a good medicated mattress, it hasn't happened to me since, although, something did happen that is unexplainable, in one of my dreams i was running, running, running, and that day i woke up with major cramps in my legs, explain that!!!
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Umf, yea when I was sleeping in the car before and I had that neck pain due to no padding. Sometimes if someone sleeps for too long the neck pain can be painful. I think a heating pad would be good perhaps I should buy one, too. Have a nice day. Pablo
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@pearl23 (243)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I've had a few aches and pains more so with the aging process. I tried alieve it helps me alot. What I really like is you only take one ever 12 hours. Instead of other remedies where it's 2 every4-6 hour
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@afreddy (182)
• India
12 Mar 07
That is really a huge problem, the crick in the neck. The only reason for that to happen is an uncomfortable head posture. This can happen because of the pillow, either your head slipping off or the pillow being uncomfortable, either way it is painful and not very happening. The point of going to sleep is lost.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I my gosh I hate to have that happen. I had it happen last week as a matter of fact. I had to lecture to my nursing class standing there with my head cocked to one side like an inquisitive puppy. Of course they had all matter of fun teasing me about it! I should have offered bonus points for massages!!
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I've had this happen a few times. Sometimes if I sleep in the same position for too long at night, I wake up with a bad crick in the neck. If I sleep on my stomach this tends to happen. I use muscle cream for the pain, it burns but it works!
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@GardenGerty (115009)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Have you ever made a heatable rice bag. ( Or bean bag,,or lentils, or corn) You fill a tube, or an orphaned tube sock, with rice. Stitch the ends closed, heat it a minute to two minutes in the microwave, drape it around that sore neck and go about your day. Villageanne has a discussion and better directions, but I have done this for years, and it is very soothing. Hope your neck feels better soon. I hope it is not from too much myLot.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
12 Mar 07
I sometimes do this myself. I think you have a really deep sleep and don't move for a while. On top of that you fall asleep in a strange position. OW! Walk it out and use a hot pack like you have seems to be the only thing that helps.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I do I often sleep in a wrong position and my neck will hurt for days after I do that. Its very painful I know that.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Sometimes I bunch up my pillow under my head in the middle of the night (when I am asleep) and wake up with my neck out of place. It makes me so mad at myself! Sometimes it works itself out, and other times I actually have to go to a chiropractor. It is very frustrating because I can't seem to train myself not to do this. It also does not matter what kind of pillow I use because I will even bunch up the blankets under my head once in a while. I think I am my own worst enemy. lol
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Yes, that's even worse than leaning over & hurting yourself, at least then you know how you did it & can advoid doing it again. That happened to me about 6 weeks ago, I pulled my back. Put me in bed for 3 days!
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@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
11 Mar 07
This exact thing happend to me 2 days ago and I am still have discomfort. Can't turm my head well to the left side. I can feel a muscle in my neck and the top of my shoulder is hurting. But I guess it isn't all that bad right now because I am still sitting here doing mylot. hahaha
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@hazydazy (783)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I hate that. I kind of sets the tone for the rest of the day.
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