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Have had neck pain and get terrible headaches because of this. Underlying cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Jun-2013
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User:I have had neck pain for the past one year
User:i have tried everything but I cannot see any solution to relieve th pain
User:i also get terrible headaches beacuse of this
User:i was wondering if it could be spinal tb?
User:can u let me know what are the tests i need to do for that
Doctor:What did you try yet?
Doctor:What was the diagnosis by the doctor?
User:nothing everything is normal thats what the doc says after seeinf mri of neck back and head
User:x XXXXXXX is normal
User:i have tried PT but
User:the pain comes back if i dont do exercise
User:the pain is not in the muscle
User:its at the back of the neck
User:in a straight line
User:and i have tingling sensatioin in my hands too
User:its not in the muscle its deep inside
Doctor:Your query sounds to be related to cervical vertebra, spondylosis and disc bulge
User:then y is the mri normal?
Doctor:The other reason could be repetitive stress injury because of your work infront of computer
User:there is no spondylosis
Doctor:where generally do not take precautions
Doctor:If the doctor ruled out spondylosis
Doctor:then the next important thing is Repetitive stress injury
Doctor:because of overuse of computer
User:but that should become better with PT?
User:y is it not becomign better
Doctor:Yes you are getting
Doctor:better you said that
Doctor:but if you stop you are getting back the pain
Doctor:is it not?
User:and its chronic pain
Doctor:Yes this is a progressive illness
User:for the past one year
Doctor:it cannot be reversed easily
User:so what is the solution
Doctor:you have to keep continuing the exercises
User:r u saying that it cannot be spinal tb?
Doctor:and even intensify them
Doctor:Spinal TB can be made out with MRI
User:i also get nausea and headaches and some wierd noises in my ear
User:but what if for me im in the beggining stage
User:and it has not damaged my spine yet
User:i got the mri done last year
User:im suffering for one year
User:there should be some solution
User:there must be some problem that is not being diagnosed
Doctor:Ok you should get a repeat MRI and Mantoux test done
User:what is Mantoux
Doctor:Mantoux is a needle test where a ppt is injected into the skin
Doctor:to help screen TB
User:i c okie
Doctor:I still go with Spondylosis and RSI
Doctor:than TB
User:there is no spondylosis
User:doc said clearly after seeingMRI
Doctor:Early stages cannot be detected with MRI
User:can it be detected with mantoux
User:what are the other symptoms of spinal tb?
User:because i dont get fever and night sweats and all that
Doctor:Pain can only be the symptom
Doctor:You can get Cervical Xray, AP view and Lateral view
Doctor:only before MRI
Doctor:Spine TB can be made out with Xray
Doctor:MRI is not needed
User:MRI is also very expensive
User:I cannot afford it
Doctor:Get Xray alone
User:Already spent more than 1 lakh
User:running behind doctors
User:and getting MRIS
User:thank u
User:i shall do that
User:take care
Doctor:My experienced guess is you have to work closely
Doctor:with PT and OT
Doctor:Physio and Occupational Therapist
Doctor:and get massages
Doctor:to be away from this pain
Doctor:All the best
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