kyleb wrote:Brain stem pressure & intense pain in upper shoulder area make it painful to sleep. The brain stem pressure feels like a more intense and encompassing feeling of "sleeping the wrong way". Like a neck-crick times 1000.
When did this symptom begin? Did you have a spinal tap as part of your recent diagnostic procedure? Your neck pain sounds very similar to the headache that some people get after a spinal tap. For me, it started about 2 hours after the tap and lasted for five days and it felt like someone was trying to pull my brains out down the back of my neck. However, your pain may not be related to a spinal tap so it might be best to discuss it with your doctor.