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Good morning, My wife Whitney woke this morning and gave her neck a st

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Good morning,
My wife Whitney woke this morning and gave her neck a stretch, when she heard a cracking sound in her neck. She now has severe pain on the left side of her neck and down her arm. She also says she has "pins and needles" in her leg (that could be from the way she has been sitting in the bed since the pain started?).
I had her take an Aleve (she can't take ibuprofen due to and IUD) and I've draped a warm towel over her neck.
What other steps should we take? No chiropractor open on a Sunday.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
Go to the ER
Not a chiropractor.
This can be a ruptured disc, and she needs immediate evaluation.
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