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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have a back problem
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i can tell u the symptoms
Doctor :   Since when are you having the problem?
User :   1 1/2 years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Where is the pain present?
Doctor :   at what part of the back?
User :   mainly in the nape of the neck
User :   and between shoulder blasers
User :   blades
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the pain circulates to hands
Doctor :   Is there any tingling or numbness in your hands?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   at times i feel numbness in hands & feet
User :   offlate the pain is travelling down the spine to the leg
User :   mainly starts from the lower back and behind the knee
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   35
User :   female, service, married, 59 & 5' 2.5'', Yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you consult an orthopedician regarding this?
User :   yes. i've had some x-rays done
User :   they say its mild cervical
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but it does not seem to be getting better
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was there spondylosis?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   are these all symptoms of cervical spondylosis?
Doctor :   Did you take any physiotherapy exercises given to you?
User :   Physiotherapy didn't help much
User :   i'm doing regular exercises
User :   neck & shoulder ones
User :   pain killers only give temporary relief
Doctor :   Ok
User :   does this problem have any permanent treatment?
Doctor :   You may have to discuss with your orthopedician regarding a cervical collar
Doctor :   you need absolute bed rest for sometime
User :   ok
Doctor :   on a firm surface without a pillow
User :   ok
User :   could this be something else than a cervical?
User :   the pain is in so many places, hand, leg, knee, thumb
User :   that it scares me sometimes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you follow the physiotherapy exercises as accurately and regularly as possible for atleast
Doctor :   6 months
User :   are there any specific ones that u can suggest?
User :   my problem is not so severe that I can't move but it always persists
Doctor :   It would be better for you to learn the postures directly under guidance of a physiotherapist that i advicing online
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   You need to sit always
Doctor :   in a straight backed chair with good support to your arm rests
Doctor :   also try to exercise like walking or treadmill as that helps a lot
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   thank u so much for ur advice
User :   yes i did. thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   that's all. any specific painkiller without much side effects that u cud advice
Doctor :   I suggest Aceclofenac Tablets
Doctor :   As they cause less acidity
Doctor :   but these should be taken
Doctor :   only if pain is unbearable
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   no
User :   thank u
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