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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have heaviness at the base of my skull. I feel dizzy and I hear a constant ringing sound in my ears. An year ago I was diagonised with TMJ disorder. I keep breaking my neck often. Please advice the cause for this symptom. I am unable to sleep in the night. When I lie down, the heaviness increases and I wake up.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Ok, I have seen your history.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions to help you better ?
User :   Yes Please
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   32
Doctor :   And when were you diagnosed with TMJ ?
User :   Male. Unmarried. I was diagosed with TMJ in October 2009.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know the exact meaning of breaking the neck ?
Doctor :   Is it really that and would be fatal.
User :   When I feel stiffness, I break my nek.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You have constant neck pain problems and you get neck stiffness very often ?
User :   Yes doctor.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I shall to recommend you a few steps to prevent that from happening : Doctor :   1. May I know if you are on a desk job ?
User :   Thanks for that doctor. Please help.
User :   Yes doctor. I am
Doctor :   Ok, That is one big reason these days for Cervical Spondylosis and neck problems
Doctor :   2. Are you using any pillows under your head ?
User :   Yes I am.
Doctor :   And do you use a very soft bed / spring bed ?
User :   Iam not sure. But the bed is not soft.
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps to help yourself : Doctor :   1. please use powergesic gel & hot water sponging to relieve you temporarily.
Doctor :   2.Do not over massage or try to twist it.
Doctor :   3. Please stop using pillows undre your head.
User :   What is powergesic gel?
User :   I am not able to sleep without pillows.
Doctor :   4. Star to use a very thin towel underneath your neck or a special cervical pillow which you will get in a medical shop .
User :   Ok Doctor.
Doctor :   diclofenac sodium 1 % w/w, linseed oil 3 % w/w, menthol 5 % w/w, methyl salicylate 10 % is power gesic gel.
Doctor :   5. Please use a screen / monitor that is of the same height as your eyes.
Doctor :   Please take a walk after every 30 mins. you sit.
User :   While we are chatting I am still feeling dizzyness from the base of my skull. I have had an X-Ray done and the doctor says the X-Ray is fine. Is this Cervical Spondylosis?
Doctor :   Apart from this the most important thing you need to do is an X-ray of the cervical spine .
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Sometimes what can be not seen in an x-ray can be best viewed in an MRI -Scan of the Cervical Spine .
Doctor :   That would rule out any problem in the spine .
Doctor :   A soft neck collar would help very much for these problems .
Doctor :   May I know if you have consulted an orthopedician ?
User :   Yes doctor. I have consulted Orthopedician.
Doctor :   It is the best thing to do if it doesnt decrease afetr you practise these advises for 3 weeks.
User :   Doctor, do you see any neurologic problem here?
Doctor :   I feel you should get and MRI done.
User :   MRI of the cervical spine doctor?
Doctor :   Yes exactly.
User :   Is this symptom curable doctor?
Doctor :   Yes very much , not to worry.
User :   I am still not married and having all these health problems, wories me very much.
Doctor :   It might not effect your marital life , dont worry .
Doctor :   If it is a cervical spine or an extra rib sometimes called Cervical rib, the symptoms are similar.
Doctor :   So just has to be treatde for that.
User :   How do I get to sleep now doctor. Should I just use a towel under my neck and try to sleep?
Doctor :   Yes, Or I would advise a Cervical pillow, which is very well designed for especially your problem.
User :   May I ask where you are from Doctor?
Doctor :   I am From Bangalore.
User :   You are in Bangalore now?
Doctor :   As of now I am In Vizag,Visakhapatnam. Will be coming back after a few conferences in Mid-March.
User :   I am in Bahrain now. I will be in Bangalore for a few days around 1-Apr. Can I come and meet you then?
Doctor :   Yes , or I would suggest one for help if I am not available.
Doctor :   Dont worrry.
User :   May I have your contact number doctor?
Doctor :   Please contact
User :   Thanks very much doctor. I feel better mentally now. I was totally scared since I could not sleep. Hope my health gets better by the time I travel to India.
Doctor :   Thank you for consultoing me.
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.Dont worry.
User :   I have sent you a request via Linked In. Please accept the same.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Will do that .
Doctor :   Tak e care
User :   Thanks Doctor for your time and advice.
Doctor :   Bye.
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