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Bronchitis, cervical spondylosis, cervical collars - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Age : 27, Height 71 inches, Medical History : Bronchitis problem, Query : I have acute pain around my neck region, maybe due to execessive usage of computer.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When was your Bronchitis diagnosed?
User :   I suppose since i was4 -5 years old.
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications?
User :   no, it is been at least 4 -5 years since i have discontinued medications.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For how long do you work on a system on an average?
User :   6-7 hrs at least.
Doctor :   What kind of pillow due you use?
Doctor :   Is it a hard one or soft.
User :   i preferably dont use one, but if i have to i use a soft one.
Doctor :   Do you suffer from any other problems relating?
User :   my wrists hurt as well.
Doctor :   From when is your wrists hurting?
User :   since last couple of years.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   As you don't prefer a pillow or a soft one
Doctor :   It is advised to use a semi soft pillow regularly.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Our neck needs a regular support
User :   ok
Doctor :   It seems that you might be suffering from cervical spondolysis as your wrists are hurting as well.
Doctor :   It is better to get it examined by a orthopedician.
Doctor :   You might need a MRI for confirmation.
User :   ok, until then can i do something to reduce the stress ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Mean while I suggest you to follow these
Doctor :   1) Semi soft pillow
Doctor :   2
User :   i do have a mild giddiness as well at times.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) Take analgesics like DOLO 500 mg for pain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3) Hot fomentation over the neck.
User :   ok
Doctor :   4) avoid cofee, tea , alcohol and smoking
Doctor :   5) there are cervical pillows available i the stores you could use them
User :   ok
Doctor :   6) also I suggest you take good breaks when you are at work
Doctor :   do not sit for long hours in one position
Doctor :   you could try the neck exercises
Doctor :   avoid forward bending of the neck
User :   ok
Doctor :   you could try rotation exercises for 5 mins while you take breaks
Doctor :   apart from this , avoid long two wheeler drives on bumpy roads
Doctor :   stress is an aggravating factor for any pain , hence i suggest some deep breathing exercises as well
User :   ok
Doctor :   make sure you sit in the most comfortable chair and position yourself very well
Doctor :   meanwhile once you see an orthopedic , you may be advised /demonstrated specific exercises
Doctor :   follow them
Doctor :   a cervical collar also may be helpful
Doctor :   discuss these options with your doctor
User :   ok, should i use the collar ?
Doctor :   if the pain is too much , it may be needed
Doctor :   else not required
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes to the tee.
Doctor :   did i answer all your questions ?
User :   few quick ones, semi soft pillow, neck exercise.
Doctor :   ok
User :   just a last one
User :   will tea intake be not good at all....
Doctor :   please proceed
Doctor :   i would ask you to take tea in moderation
User :   ok, 2 cups in a day is good ?
Doctor :   yes , that would be ideal
User :   ok
Doctor :   maximum 3 cups
User :   ok
Doctor :   was this helpful ?
User :   very much
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
User :   no that should be it.
Doctor :   i wish you a speedy recovery
User :   thank you
Doctor :   follow these and make some modifications , be regular
Doctor :   and im sure you will be fine
Doctor :   have a good day
User :   sure, wish you the same.
Doctor :   take care and bye for now .
User :   bye
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