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Continuous neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   ah actually i have a continous neck pain .
Doctor :   Since how long?
User :   almost one month
Doctor :  
DId it start one month back?
User :   yeh i think so.
Doctor :  
What is your age and occupation?
User :   my age is 25 and i am a Telecom Engineer
Doctor :  
Does the pain start in the neck?
User :   yes and went to lower part of my Back
Doctor :  
Does the pain pass into the hands?
User :   sometimes actually when i get up after sleep my hands have no strength
User :   sounds nothing
Doctor :   Did the pain start all of a sudden or gradual when the first time it started one month back?
User :   and even shaking
User :   no its gradual
Doctor :  
Do you have to sit for long hours in the chair and work?
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Does your job involves use of computers?
User :   yes every day almost 10 hours an average
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Do you care to get up from your chair once in 30 minutes?
User :   yes actually i am in IT suppport
User :   so i will get up once in 30 minutes
Doctor :  
Are your feet rests flat on the floor when your chair is properly adjusted, similarly your shoulders relax and forearms are parallel to the floor while typing?
User :   yes
User :   no sholuders and arms not
Doctor :   Do you frequently change body positions while working?
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   Are you free from experiencing any pain or discomfort while working?
User :   no i have continous pain while working
Doctor :   Do you exercise at your desk to prevent the neck pain and the lower back pains
User :   i donot know what type of exercise
Doctor :   Ok from the answers you had given I could think of few possibilities that could be causing you the problem of neck pain and the back pain
User :   and even my head circulate mostly
Doctor :  
1) Work related stress called as repetitive stress injury
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2) No desk exercises while at work
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3) In spite of discomfort while working you continue to overlook that and work
Doctor :  
4) Degeneration in the spine in the neck region
Doctor :  
So few things you have to do importantly
User :   yes sure doctor
Doctor :  
First is an Xray of the Neck , Lateral view and AP view
Doctor :   2) Apply MYOLAXIN D spray over the painful area and wrap the area with a cloth for sometime
Doctor :   3) Desk exercise which you have to follow
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atleast once in an hour
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daily
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so that the current pain does not progress further
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :  

User :   yes its correct doctor
Doctor :   The pain is relieved for you if you apply the MYOLAXIN D within minutes
Doctor :  
For the pain not to occur in the future you have to follow the neck exercises
User :   do i get this in every chemist shop
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Do not take tablet
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :  
Take only the spray
Doctor :  
Tablet has few side effects and is not over the counter medicine
User :   some times i take Flexon for pain releaf
Doctor :  
Spray is the over the counter medicine
Doctor :  
Do not over use tablets as they cause acidity and kidney failure
User :   yes i even get acidity
User :   very offen as i eat any thing
Doctor :  
After each day's work please take a bot shower bath
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so that the muscles are relaxed
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*hot shower bath
User :   in summers too
Doctor :  
Heat relaxes the muscle
Doctor :  
hence good to take it
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Now it is winter so continue with it
Doctor :  
I hope you wont have this problem till then
User :   yes i am taking it...
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
Did you follow my suggestions?
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Do you have any questions?
User :   yes doctor
User :   just need to confirm that if i go for xray and any thing found then to whom i need to consult
Doctor :  
Please do not neglect this as this can really become a chronic problem if not treated properly now
Doctor :  
You can consult a nearest Orthopedician near your ara
User :   do i really require an neck xray
Doctor :  
I hope you do not have any abnormality
Doctor :   but you can delay it for some time
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If you are improving with the said things
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you may not
User :   ok fine doctor
Doctor :  
so right now drop the idea
User :   yes first i will try the spray and the neck exercise and even if i get then i will go for xray
User :   so doctor are you sending me the exercise sheet
Doctor :  
Yes
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and concentrate on the exercises
Doctor :  
Sure
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I shall send in 24 hours
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Please fill the feedback form say done.
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