Skip to content
Is there a relationship between neck injury and sleep apnea?
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.
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?

Helpful Tips

take meds at some time, don't eat after 7
I meant the longer reply posted a few minutes ago to to go to donnajune2000 More
Was this Helpful?
8 of 8 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Sleep Disorders Center