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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   About 2 weeks ago a spot in my upper middle back on or very near my spine felt soar. It kept getting worse. Now my lungs feel sick almost like bronchitis a little and between my shoulder blades is a terrible ache that sometimes travels down my arms. What is it?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read your query give me a min please
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   37 female
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any problem in breathing ?
User :   no
Doctor :   can you tell me in detail when you say your lungs feel sick
Doctor :   in what sense >?
User :   if it wasnt for between my shoulder blades I would say I have a little bronchitis
Doctor :   are you allergic to anything?
User :   it started with a horrible headache sinis ache last Sat
User :   headaches all week
User :   then chest and bronchial
Doctor :   and it progressed to your back?
Doctor :   in see
Doctor :   i *
User :   well it started in my back
User :   a small soar spot a couple weeks ago near my spine
User :   then headache
User :   then chest
User :   then terrible avhe between shoulderrs
Doctor :   so the pain was moving ?
User :   no
Doctor :   it was all there at the same time in all areas?
User :   small spot in back soar
User :   yes
Doctor :   and now you feel it going to your arms as well...
User :   i get a strong ache between my shoulders and sometimes it shoots down my arms
User :   the ache is constant
User :   my spine is soar to the touch
User :   my chest feels like i have bronchitis
Doctor :   from the signs that you have told me it could be a problem in your spine and it is compressing the nerve which is now leading to this pain
Doctor :   are you taking any medications ?
User :   no meds. but would that cause the sickness i feel in my chest and head?
User :   could bronchitis cause between shoulder pain?
Doctor :   the pain from the spine radiating can cause symptoms in the chest making you feel like that
Doctor :   i would strongly suggest you need to get a physical examination done
User :   ok. can i wait to see the doctor on Monday?
Doctor :   yes till then let me tell you to do few things
User :   ok
Doctor :   The juice of one lemon should be mixed with common salt and taken by the patient twice daily. It will give relief.
Doctor :   also do rest and dont exert too much
User :   how much salt?
Doctor :   1 tbs
Doctor :   it will help you
User :   just lemon juice and salt? no water?
Doctor :   no just the concentrate.
Doctor :   do you smoke ?
User :   ok thank you Dr.
Doctor :   Hot fomentation, alternate sponging, or application of heat to the back will also give immediate relief.
User :   don't smoke but I used to
Doctor :   please do get a physical examination on Monday ...
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