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Shoulder and neck pain


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#1 MummyCarroll

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

HiThe last few days i have been waking up with agonising ahoulder and neck pain. I am very careful to sleep on my left side as this is what i have read you should do, but i thunk it is this that has now given me excruiating pain in my neck and shoulder. When i woke this morning Hubby tried massaging it out for me but i just screamed in agony and it actually locked/froze, it was horrid. Have been so uncomfy all day today. I can't imagine going into labour with this shoulder also giving me pain. This is my 2nd baby so i know what its like and u need every muscle in good working order! Should i start sleeping on my back to avoid this agony. What are the worries of sleeping on your back? Thanks

#2 Minxybug

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:42 PM

I alternate between left and right. Usually shift after a toilet trip. so on the left up to toilet lay back on right, so many toilet trips as i drink water through the night too.

Otherwise lots of pillows for comfort

how long do you have left

#3 MummyCarroll

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

6 days till due date, but my 1st was 10
Days over so who knows. Hoping for earlier as hubby is FIFO and is set to go offshore 28th Feb!

#4 mini mac

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

Any chance you can go to a chiropractor or a physiotherapist to see if they can help relieve some pain??


#5 Cyaira

Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

Try a hot pack and or warm bath, it will relax the muscles a bit. Follow this with a very gentle massage and/or see the physio or massage therapist. Very gentle neck stretches might help too.

It's perfectly ok to sleep on your right side, but not on your back.

#6 Lickety Split

Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:17 AM

Get thee to a physio! I had a trapped nerve in my shoulder in late pregnancy last time (bloody painful) and the physio worked her magic in no time. The relief was amazing.

#7 Rolex

Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

I have always alternated between left and right side, in all of my pregnancies.  Like a PP, I am up for the toilet several times a night, and change sides after that.  There's no way I could sleep on the same side all night.

Good luck, I hope you get some relief soon, it sounds awful!


#8 againagain

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

I would see a chiro or osteo who knows about pregnant women quick smart! You probably wont have time once the baby arrives.

#9 MummyCarroll

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

I have been seeing a chiro for lower back pain but stopped recently as i have been having braxton hicks and feeling quite ready for labour, didnt like the thought of going to him with the things he does, dont mind hironfor the relief they give but it does go through me a bit when he cracks things. Can't imagine him touching my neck and trying to do anything - think i would lash out at him! LOL
Might try a physio if it's the same again today. It didn't ease up all day. Lay in bed now and i can't feel it but it wasn't till i stood up and the neck and shoulder had to support my neck.
I slept a mixture of right side and back last night.
Thanks ladies.

#10 Natttmumm

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

You could alternate from left to right sides. Also you can sleep propped up on your back but not flat. Sort of half up like a hospital bed.
Would some panadol ease the pain?






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