The short answer is yes. Laying on your stomach with your head turned to the right or the left can cause neck pain because it pulls the normal neck muscles and spine out of alignment so that the neck is going backward (a reversed cervical curve). This means that every nerve root exiting your neck spine is being pinched. What is even worse is sleeping on your stomach with an arm or both arms above your head. Stomach sleeping can put pressure on nerves and cause numbness, tingling, and nerve pain.
Falling asleep on your stomach may leave you feeling lots of cricks in your neck after you awaken. You may also experience pain running down one arm, and it may hurt to turn your head side-to-side. On especially rough days, you may find your head leaning toward one side, and you may not be able to hold your head upright without pain.
Will a Chiropractor Help With Neck Pain?
Dr. Susan Myskha at Myshka Chiropractic in Jonesboro can help you break your stomach sleeping pattern and find the best sleeping position. She can also provide chiropractic care to correct the damage done by being a stomach sleeper.
Pain is a sign that chiropractic care should be part of your overall health care—that chiropractic care should be in your life. Gonstead chiropractic adjustments in Jonesboro aim to put your neck bones back to their normal healthy position and can result in neck pain relief.
Neck Chiropractor in Jonesboro
If you are experiencing neck pain or discomfort due to stomach sleeping, book a consultation at Myshka Chiropractic for an evaluation from our knowledgeable neck pain doctor in Jonesboro. For over 36 years, Dr. Myshka has helped countless patients in Jonesboro experience neck pain relief.