Numbness in shoulder

I just noticed a small area at the top of my right shoulder is numb. When I touch the skin there the sensation is about 20% of what it should be. I suspect this is because the GPN pain in my left jaw has forced me to sleep on my right side. I could never sleep on my back, and my physical therapy doc said I shouldn't sleep on my stomach because of previous shoulder tendon problems, so i don't have any alternative.

Has anyone else experienced this? I don't notice it unless I touch the shoulder with my hand, so it doesn't seem to be a problem. But I wonder if there could be long-term nerve damage?

Haven't heard of this to be honest Nomad but I didn't want to read without replying. Could you try accupunture before you go down the road of seeing a GPN specialist? It may just be exactly what you said rather than long term nerve damage? It's easy for people in our position to think everything is GPN related, but sometimes its not - if that helps?

After writing my original post, I had 5 days with relatively little pain and was able to sleep on my left side again. The shoulder returned (well, almost) to normal. So, I guess I'll just have to try and adjust my sleeping position a little.

Good to hear Nomad that it possibly wasn't GPN pain, keep an eye and visit your Doc if it comes back! xx