About three weeks ago I started waking up in the morning with numb/tingly fingers on my right hand. I noticed that there was a tender spot next to my right shoulder blade toward the center of my back, so I assumed that I had just slept funny and pinched a nerve or something. However, I kept waking up like that every morning and over the last three weeks it has progressed into a severe dull pain that radiates from my right shoulder to about halfway down my right arm and everything below that on my right arm is numb/tingly when I get up.
It only happens at night when I am sleeping and it goes away within about 30 min. to an hour of being up and moving around in the morning. It seems to be eased at night by ibuprofen, but it is getting so bad that it is waking me up at night and I don't like to be on medications on a regular basis.
Does anyone have an idea of what this might be? A lot of people have said that you can't really do anything about a pinched nerve except wait for it to work itself out, but I am not so sure that is what it is.