Pain That Feels Sharp Like A Needle In The Back Area?

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At night, I often had pain in my back and back of my neck but the pain was unusual. The pain feels like a needle prick. I am in an air-conditioned room every day and every time I turn off the ac, the pain arises. After appearing for about 3 seconds, the pain disappeared briefly and reappeared. When I turn off the ac, I don’t sweat right away, but the pain has already started. R n r nIs it because of my wrong sleeping time (I sometimes go to bed at 5 am and wake up at 2 pm because I’m on vacation)? Or is it some other problem? R n r nPlease answer yes.

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Hi Leonardo,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pain that feels sharp like a needle in the back to the neck can be caused by disorders of the skin, muscles, bones, joints, or internal organs they contain. The aggravation of this pain when your body is exposed to hot environmental conditions does not actually refer to a specific disease. However, it is likely that this pain gets worse when the environment is hot due to your body feeling uncomfortable about it.


Here are some conditions that might trigger your pain:


Herpes zoster (shingles) or postherpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles)

Fibromyalgia (musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, changes in mood, memory, and behavior)
Costochondritis (inflammation of the ribs and their supporting tissue)

Pinched spinal cord (cervical or thoracic segment)

Pleuritis (inflammation of the lining of the lung and chest cavity)

Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma, either due to infection or aspiration)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus)

Gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa)
Coronary heart disease

Somatoform disorders, and so on

Early morning sleep habits may not be directly related to triggering this pain. However, this unhealthy sleep pattern can cause your immune system to be disturbed, so you will get sick more easily. Plus, the excess release of stress hormones due to disturbed circulatory rhythms (due to changes in sleep patterns) can also lower your body's threshold for pain.


How long has this complaint been exactly? Is the pain so great that it makes it difficult for you to carry out your daily activities?


If the complaint has appeared for a long time and feels very disturbing to you, it's a good idea to get it checked directly to a doctor. Perhaps, the doctor will refer you to a neurologist for a more in-depth examination so that the triggers of your pain can be treated properly and completely. Some tests your doctor may recommend to identify the right diagnosis, for example blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, and so on.


Currently, try to reduce the pain that appears by first taking over-the-counter drugs that work to relieve pain, for example paracetamol. Get plenty of exercise and sleep on a comfortable one (not too hard and not too soft). Stay away from too much stress, avoid smoking, and always have a healthy lifestyle, including by eating regularly, and discipline in applying sleep time (a good sleep is before 10 pm).


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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