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Constant back pain and shoulder blade pain. Because long duration work. What can assist? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Back Pain
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Doctor:How can I help you
User:i hv this constnt back pain right from the shoulder blades to mid back
Doctor:Since when do you have this?
User:i know its bcoz of the no. of hrs I sit in office at my desk
User:6 months now....on n off
Doctor:The solution lies in maintaining the right posture while working
Doctor:So for the pain right now
Doctor:You can apply Volini gel and a hot water bottle
User:but my job is such that I need to sit for long hrs till late nites
Doctor:I understand
User:can't afford to sit upright
Doctor:But you can always sit up straight
Doctor:Put a pillow upright behind your back
User:i do
User:i do hv one
Doctor:Like the pillow we use for sleeping?
User:ok....i hv a sqare flat one
Doctor:Like the pillow we use for sleeping
Doctor:Want you to use that
User:shud i suppprt my lower back
Doctor:the entire length of the back should be supported
User:ok....will try that
Doctor:also you should be taking frequent breaks
Doctor:every 2 hours
Doctor:get up and walk around for 5-10 minutes
Doctor:I'll send you a link
Doctor:Which will tell you the posture to maintain
Doctor:That will help a lot
Doctor:Have a look at this
Doctor:Its essential you sit upright
Doctor:Otherwise the pain will continue getting worse
User:i saw the link
User:but its jsut not possible to sit like this when doing my job
Doctor:You can sit straight definitely
Doctor:Why cant you sit like this?
User:i design graphics etc. with 8 font size...etc
User:so hv to bend forward most of the time
Doctor:You cant move the monitor?
User:hv kept that at eye level
Doctor:move it forward
Doctor:so you dont need to bend
User:also when my wife put Moov on my back, there was a slight swelling in the central back on the RHS
Doctor:It is because of the posture
Doctor:When you put the muscle under constant stress
User:will change it from now on
Doctor:It gets injured and goes into spasm
User:oh ok
Doctor:Thats why told you that if you dont correct it
Doctor:it gets worse
User:but is the swelling something i shud worry abt
Doctor:You correct the posture and apply a hot water bottle at home
Doctor:It will become ok in 1-2 weeks
User:ok.will do that
Doctor:Is there anything else that I can help you with?
User:no Dr....good for now
User:will work on it
User:thnx so much for ur advice
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
User:u too
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