Back & Neck Community
Arm pain while sleeping
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to back and neck problems, exercise, pain, sleeping, and physical therapy.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Arm pain while sleeping

I had L5 microdiscectomy surgery 11 days ago. The sciatic leg pain is gone yet I'm left with a numb foot. I was told that will slowly go away as the nerves heal. My problem is arm pain (both) that feels nerve related. I thought I was having reoccurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome which I had in 2005, but now I'm thinking it's related to nerve impingement in my neck since it's both arms and mostly goes away when I'm not in bed. I ended up sleeping in my recliner last night due to the constant ache in both arm.  I called my surgeon's office and his nurse said it's not related to my surgery or medications.  What treatment options do I have short of pain meds or sleeping pills?
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
First of all, you have to find out what's causing it. Have you had a C-spine MRI? You know, when you go to Therapy for your back, you should mention this to the Therapist. Some neck stretches and exercises might be all you need.


Take Care
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Back & Neck Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pain Answerers
7721494_tn?1431631564
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners
547368_tn?1431951756
Blank
Tuckamore
On the Beaches of Paradise, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Kalvin
Milwaukee, WI
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
FlukeCspineInjury
Georgetown, TX