Anyone else having shoulder problems from wedge sleeping?

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diaba
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   Posted 10/13/2014 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't sleep on a firm wedge but have combined raising the head of my bed 2 inches(can't do more due to neuro issues) and making a sort of wedge with a few pillows.

Both of my shoulders have burning pain, but the i can't even lift my left one forward or to the side very far anymore(the side I sleep on to reduce the heartburn)Can't even use it to wash my hair, vacuum, etc.

I am a side sleeper, has anyone found a way to do this without damaging their shoulders?

GC1pink
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   Posted 10/14/2014 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I have cervical radiculopathy from the position of my neck. I now have an electric bed, and wear a cervical collar to bed - I look so pretty:)

I slip off a wedge and like you it causes neuro problems I can recommend an electric bed, or have you tried a cervical pillow to help with your shoulder and neck position.

How are you doing?

Pink

diaba
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   Posted 10/15/2014 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
it's so hard to find a good position! I've tried many different configurations of pillows over the past year and a half. Using 5-6 now, have to adjust them everytime I turn over, no wonder I can't sleep much. I haven't tried a cervical pillow yet, is that like the ones you wear in the airplane for sleep?

Would love to try an electric bed to see if it's better. wish I could try before I buy. which brand do you have? Is it like a hospital bed, or like those niagra beds you see on tv?

georgi303
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   Posted 10/15/2014 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I too suffer from shoulder pain and have neck pain every morning. xray showed I have mild bone spurs and narrowing between c4 c5 c6, I beleive. All night switching the pillows up, throwing one out, adding one in...exhausting lol, I, also would like an electric bed but so afraid of not getting the right one after spending all that money. I seriously have to look into it. You both speak of neuro problems, what do you suffer from? I have some issues myself.

diaba
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   Posted 10/17/2014 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, all the pillow switching, it is exhausting. I swear, I don't even look forward to going to bed now, just more stress. I also have neck stiffness and jaw pain along with the shoulder issues(mri on Monday)

The neuro issues I got the most was when I raised the heads of my bed to 4 inches. I think it is from maybe poor circulation. I got burning pains in my hands and feet, and a little in my lower arms and legs, and feeling off-balance and really tired the next day , like not enough blood was getting to my brain, and too much was staying in my hands/feet.
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