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Cervical spondilytis and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   I would like to consult with one of the doctors regarding my cirvical spondilytis problem.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   I wonder if you can help me with my problem
Doctor :   May i know your age please?
Doctor :   I can help you, tell me
User :   I am having acute and continuous pain in my neck, which passes on to my right shoulder and then goes to my right arm also. Its only one sided. I have had this before also and the local doctor told me that its related to cirvical spondilytis
User :   My age is 44 years
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this problem?
User :   now from last 5 days, but it occured once before also like 5 months ago
Doctor :   May i know your occupation?
User :   i am employed in a company and I work long hours on computer
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did you get your X ray done last time?
User :   yes I did
Doctor :   Or any other investigations?
User :   and it showed the above problem
Doctor :   Did you get it examined by an orthopaedic?
User :   yes i was but he is now on annual leave, so have no choice but to come here
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   First of all you have to stretch yourself every half an hour or so.
Doctor :   Get up from your desk and take a break
Doctor :   Do regular neck and arm movements
User :   ok
Doctor :   Sit in a proper posture
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid having Abnormal postures
User :   ok
Doctor :   Keep your legs straight while working on computers
Doctor :   You can also use cold fomentation and apply it every 2 to 3 hours
User :   cold or hot?
Doctor :   Keep some ice in clean towel or bag apply it
User :   because I am doing hot fomentation at the moment using gel pads
Doctor :   Use cold one
Doctor :   Also physiotherapy exercise help a lot in decreasing these symptoms
User :   ok, I will use the cold one now
User :   ok
User :   any medicines I should take to reduce the pain for now?
Doctor :   Get yourself examined by a physiotherapist,.
User :   ok
Doctor :   He will suggest some exercises that will help
Doctor :   Also get a proper examination done by orthopaedic
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Because sometimes other than the wrong posture some abnormal bone growth also leads to this pain.
User :   fine, our chat is ending soon, so thank you for your help.
Doctor :   but for this proper examination is required and also cervical collar may help
User :   ok thanks.
Doctor :   So main thing is to rule out the cause
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   bye bye
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