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Cervical pains - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   I want to ask about my mother who is 52 yrs old
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   She has lot of pain in her neck and left hand
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   she is actually suffering with spondylitis
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   she takes pain killers when pain in too much..
User :   can you suggest something
User :   i mean is too much
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
May I know her age?
User :   52yrs
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Is she using cervical collar?

User :   no
Doctor :  
Now do talk to your doctor about it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
That is very helpful to rest the neck
Doctor :  
rather than strain it and then taking medications
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and moreover during sleep as well
Doctor :  
it is better to buy a cervical pillow
User :   ok
Doctor :  
If the pain is unbearable only then you can use the painkillers
Doctor :  
and there is hot and cold back
Doctor :  
which you know
User :   yeah
User :   hot and cold back?
Doctor :   Sorry it is pack

User :   what is it?
Doctor :  
meaning there will be too packet
Doctor :  
one should be used in hot water
Doctor :  
and other refrigerated
Doctor :  
and alternately applied to the part
Doctor :  
that would be of very much help to you
User :   ok
User :   right now she has lot of pain... can we start the cervical collar from today itself?
Doctor :   Yes, sure

Doctor :  
But you will need to ask your doctor regarding the size
Doctor :  
and usage
User :   ok
Doctor :  
It has to be removed before going to sleep
Doctor :  
it comes in 3 sizes
User :   ok
User :   is there any specific company which supplies hot and cold packs?
Doctor :   and take of the right size

Doctor :   Rather than company it depends on the material
Doctor :  
Go for soft material
Doctor :  
hot and cold packs there is no specification of any company
User :   for the pack soft material?
User :   ok
Doctor :   material is for Cervical collar

User :   ok i got it
Doctor :  
for that pack it is a gel wrapped in plastic cover
User :   for the packs i need not consult a doctor right?
Doctor :   and it is fine

Doctor :  
No you can take it a Pharmacy
User :   ok...
User :   i will take care of it
User :   Thank you Doctor!!!!
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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