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Is there a relationship between neck injury and sleep apnea?
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larrydish posted:
I was just diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea. I have fallen asleep during the day, watch TV, riding in the car for as long as I can remember (I'm 58 now). In 1983 I had a car accident where I recieved a concussion. In the interim I have developed chronic disc disease in two of the vertebrae in my neck with the doctors tell me is related to the accident. Is it possible my apnea is a result of the same accident? Thanks.
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
This is a good question, Larrydish. We don't have a sleep expert answering here but neck injury is not listed as one of the risk factors for sleep apnea . That doesn't mean it's not part of the picture for you. Have you discussed this with your own doctors and/or seen a sleep specialist about your sleep apnea?


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