Shoulder And Neck Pain After Fall

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I cure a sore shoulder and neck?
    okay, i fell on some icy steps and landed on my back, right shoulder, right leg, and neck. now, my right shoulder, neck, and lower back are VERY sore. what do i do to ease the pain? "/ please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      It could be that your neck is tweaked and on one side. Inversion therapy could probably help that out quite a bit. The effects of gravity will elongate your spine and in time your pelvis and curvature can be stretched away and after a while almost certainly you can make it so both legs are the same length. They sell these doorway mounted inversion racks and they're only 150.00 or so with gravity boots included. I use mine to fix my sciatica and keep stretched out and I have literally found no better way to maintain my posture and keep my spine, lower back, legs, and abs stretched out and free of spasms and knots. Here' where I got my inversion system. Hope this helps. This will work. check out an inversion rack here!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the positions of sleeping to avoid shoulder and back pain?
    i always experience shoulder pain everytime i wake up in the morning.please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to get that - I try to fall asleep flat on my back. Make sure your pillows aren't supporting your neck and head too high because that can also put a strain on your back and shoulders. Try and use a squishy pillow if you can :)

  3. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a pulled muscle in my neck?
    Okay so today 2-3-11 when i was leaving out for school i forgot to close my screen door and while running there i slipped and fell on ice. Since then i have had neck and shoulder pain since. I tried to put ice on it but it didn't work. Any suggestions, will heat work what is the remedy for healing btw i am 11

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your parents about this. They are the best people to advise you about what to do. Some of the remedies for muscle knots and cramps may help.

      Rubbing on the tightened up knots in the natural direction of the muscle can relieve them by improving blood flow to the area.

      Applying a hot wet cloth can improve blood circulation and relax the muscle. A hot shower or warm bath is best for this. Letting the hot or warm water sit or flow onto the knots and tightened areas will help relax as well as relieve much pain. Heat helps relax the muscle and loosen it up, cold actually stiffens them up more.

      Stretching the whole body and focusing on the knotted and tightened up areas can ease the cramps or spasms and relieve the pain. This should be done gently and gradually so you do not over strain yourself. This will also increase the blood circulation.

      Calcium is very important in the ridding and preventing of muscle knots. Drinking skim milk and eating yogurt or even taking a calcium supplement every day is best. Potassium is also very important in reducing muscle cramps or knots, foods such as bananas and potatoes are both high in potassium as well as apple cider. Acidic foods should be avoided, acidy foods interfere with the body's capability of absorbing calcium.

      Drinking plenty of liquids, especially water, every day continuously will help dramatically reduce your current muscle knots as well as prevent future ones.

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1064383/natural_home_remedies_for_muscle_knots.html?cat=5

  4. QUESTION:
    Really bad pain in neck and back and cramping?
    My shoulders/middle of my back have been really hurting all day. The top of my shoulders/neck are cramped and it's really painful to touch or move my arms and head.
    The only cause I can think of is when I fell down the stairs yesterday.
    How can I get rid of the pain and how long will it last for?

    • ANSWER:
      A trauma like falling down the stairs could definitely hurt your back and neck. Make sure you're resting your back, and try alternating heat (a heating pad or warm towel) and cold (ice pack or bag of ice) to your muscles and make sure you stretch them slowly and gently - don't over do it, but it may hurt or be a little uncomfortable. If you have someone there who can give you a gentle backrub, that could really help your muscles - just make sure it isn't too rough or anything. You can also take something like advil or a mild pain killer, and try to find a comfortable position when you sleep that doesn't stretch or hurt your back. If it continues for more than a few days without getting better, you could talk to your doctor and make sure that nothing happened to your spine that is causing the pain; that could mean it's a lot worse than some bruised muscles.

  5. QUESTION:
    why does my neck and shoulder still hurt after almost a year has passed for my neck surgery?
    Well i fell of my horse awhile ago and broke my neck. After awhile the doc said i could go back riding horses again. Well its a month or 2 away from my last check up. For a few weeks now i have had pains in my shoulders and neck. Mostly my neck will tense up and lock and i will have to slowly move my shoulder down and make it stop hurting. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what is going on and will it last?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't ride a horse again until youi have been checked. Sometimes they fix the most obvious injury, but there are others. May just be muscle spasm related to something else, but better to get checked carefully.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of sunburn pain?
    I need to kno basically what the title says... But I can't rly leave to go buy things. And I can't fall asleep cuz everytime my sunburn (on my shoulders, neck and back) touches the sheets it kills...and I already put aloe on it and it didn't do anything at all...
    Soo any ideas/thoughts on how to get rid of sunburn pain with out leaving the house?

    • ANSWER:
      Cool showers if you can't get out to buy anything.There is a great product called After Sun or something similar,very soothing.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you prevent back problems while sleeping?
    I sometimes wake-up with an aching shoulder or neck because I fall asleep in an awkward position, any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees. I have suffered chronic back pain for the last 8 years, and that is one of the only things that helps me.

  8. QUESTION:
    Still in pain over a week after falling off a bike?
    I took a pretty nasty spill off a bike going at a pretty high rate of speed about a week and a half ago. I'm still in constant pain...I can still function, but the pain is there. I fell on my side...so my upper body/shoulder/neck/hip are the major areas of pain. Should I go to the doctor? Or just continue to take over the counter pain medication?

    • ANSWER:
      go to a doctor
      or if serious the ER

  9. QUESTION:
    I have really poor posture and suffer from back and neck pain any tips to improve it?
    My head tends to jut forward and I suffer from low back pain. Please don't say chiropractor or yoga/pilates. I'm looking for exercises and tips.

    • ANSWER:
      Because it's hard to break old habits, here's a tip on how to train yourself to stand more erect while keeping your shoulders held back.

      1. Stand in a corner with your feet around 2 feet from the wall, distance will depend on your size.
      2. Place your palms, at shoulder height, flat against opposite walls.
      3. Slowly lean in toward the point where the walls meet.
      4. Repeat 10 times once a day.

      I was given this exercise when I was having a lot of back pain, much of which was caused by bad sitting posture.

      Not only does your day time posture affect your neck and back, but your sleeping posture does, as well. Before you fall off to sleep try to straighten out your upper body, the same way you would if sitting or standing. Training yourself to sleep like this can make a big change.

      Because of my back pain issues, I'm in the process of putting together a website that is all about back exercise and creating pain relieving approaches to your daily activity. You may find some useful back and neck stretches there.

      http://www.back-exercise-and-pain-relief.com/index.html

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best pillow for neck-pain and headaches????
    I cant take it anymore and really need a good pillow. I must've gone through 5 different pillows the past 2 months and nothing is working. Every morning i wake up with a pounding headache and pain in my neck. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good pillow??? PLEASE HELP!
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I get those too.

      In my case, the problem was when I would lie down, I ended up putting my shoulders on my pillow, so the pillow wasn't supporting my neck. This would cause it to become very sore and stiff. Another problem I had was with how I was sitting at work - always slouching forward, etc. This also put a lot of strain my neck muscles and caused headaches.

      I sleep on my side a lot, so I got a very firm pillow so my neck was supported - but not being bent up (too high) or falling over (too low). Costco used to sell these pillows that were a normal fiber-fill pillow on one side, but had a layer of memory foam on the other. This provided the support I needed, and didn't cost a lot of money. You could also look into those Tempurpedic memory foam pillows. They're very expensive but being able to get a good night's sleep may make one a worthy purchase.

      Finally, you may want to see a physical therapist or chiropractor, as neck pains are usually indicative of a larger problem stemming from lack of exercise and stretching. My chiropractor has a background in sports medicine and assigns specific exercises to her patients to help with their issues. This has been a lot more effective than simply getting a massage every week!

      Sit in a normal chair, feet on the ground. Now twist your upper body and neck as far as you can to one side without moving your lower body or your feet. Hold that for 10 seconds, then twist the other way and hold for 10 seconds. Do this a few times during the day and it should help a little.

  11. QUESTION:
    What yoga stretches will help with Knee and back pain?
    I've been having a lot of problems with pain in back (especially across my neck and shoulders) and in my legs (knees especially). I think some of these aches are work related (I'm on my feet all day at work) but I also think they are due in part to depression. I'm already on an antidepressant and heard that yoga is great to help one relax. What are some good yoga poses that will help with this? I'm tired of being sore all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      do alot of streching. strech all of your body. youtube streches, get a video from the library, ask other people about it too. quit being depressed. THE aint depression medication CAN BE CAUSEING THE PAIN!!! quit takeing the medication because the medication cant control your free will. you are depressed beacuse you deside that. a pill cant control your thoughts or disicions. talk to strangers, go to groups, meetings, classes, stuff like that to meet people. you can meet people anywhere, just ask them what they like to do, and maybe you and them can go out together and talk to eachother and become friends.

      lay on your back, slowly arch your lower back a little, then slowly round your lower back a lil. lay on your belly, legs and arms stright, then arch your back. stand up stright legs, bend backwards as far as you can with out falling. do a bridge. stand stright legs, reach forward and touch the ground. stand up stright, bend one legs back bending knee and touch your toes to the back of your head. do the splits. lay on your back and keep your legs stright, with out the help of your hands, put your legs to touch your ears. do streches slowly and gradually. knees should only bend forward and backward. dont twist your knees side to side. ancles slowly roate around in circles alone, but during stand or exersizes, only bend ancle forward and backward. dont turn ancle side to side. keep your posture good also.

      warm up 5+min, strech 5+min, high intensity workout (cardio and/or strength training) for 1+hour, strech 1+hour. cardio= running, or any exersize that causes you to become out of breath. strength training= exersize that causes muscle pain. reps= the # of each time you go up and down from a exersize. high insentisy and less reps is best compared to medium intenstiy and more reps.

      set= an exersize done until failure. exersize= one particular exersize. failure= phsycially can not do another rep. always do an exersize until failure. muscle soreness= muscle pain that happens the day after your workout, can last up to a week. if your muscles arnt sore the next day after your workout then make your workout harder. recovery= the time during your muscle soreness that you dont do more then light exersize, so your muscles can recover and grow.

      its good to have muscle soreness, during the time you have muscle soreness, dont do more then light exersizes. once your muscle soreness has gone away, then do your high intensity workout. particular muscles may be sore and other may not be, you can workout the muscles that arnt sore, but wait to do more then light exersizes to the sore muscles until the soreness has gone.

      eat healthy varieites of fruits veggies grains(not white grains) meats dairy beans nuts soy. 6+meals a day. eat protein 50+grams daily. drink 2+cups water per hour. sleep8+hours.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are ways to fall asleep with a headache?
    It's not bad enough to have to see the doctor or anything, and I can still operate normally. I just have a lot of pressure in my head, and my pillow is really uncomfortable.

    How can I fall asleep comfortably tonight?

    • ANSWER:
      I deal with headaches and migraines on a regular basis, so I feel your pain. These are some of the best things that I've found that have helped me.

      Taking a hot shower just before bed and letting the spray pound against my neck and shoulders to help relax me.

      Get a cool wash cloth and lay it over your eyes but then massage your temples, then your jaw (where your jaws connect, that muscle there), then back up to your temples, then along your skull then down to the back of your neck.. let your fingers massage to your shoulders and work out all the tension while the cool cloth is on your eyes. Just focus, and focus hard on relaxing. Usually when you relax, the headache will ease enough to allow you to sleep.

      And I know this is the obvious, but you should look into getting a new pillow (hey, it might be the cause of your headaches), and keeping Excedrin or Tylenol (even Tylenol PM) in the house for such occasions.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the worst physical pain you have ever had?
    My shoulder is driving me crazy! Advil, Tylenol, Aleve????Which one?

    • ANSWER:
      Sage- I live in chronic pain, I hate admitting. My right shoulder was damaged badly after a violent fall on the ice nearly 20 years ago. My right arm goes numb often, goes up my neck and headaches are daily. Ibuprophen helps more than anything. I wouldn't mind some good ol pain pills (narcotics)- However, an addictive person shouldn't be privy to such things....So, I keep going. I'm told I need a fusion. Perhaps one day...Good question- Take care- Get well soon! ;-)

shoulder and neck pain after fall