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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi

Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   i am
Doctor :  
User :   i am having slightly heaviness in head and bit of pain in neck close to the spuinal cord joint
Doctor :   May i know your age ?
User :   29
Doctor :   Do you work for long hours before computer?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sry unfortunately got disconnected
Doctor :   Do you wear spectacles?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have these symptoms by the evening?
Doctor :   Are you having regular eye checkups?
User :   no these symptoms persist from last one week only
Doctor :   when was your last checkup?
User :   around year back
Doctor :   do you have headaches?
User :   slightly
User :   heaviness
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you get good sleep?
User :   no
Doctor :   since when?
Doctor :   is it related to this?
User :   last ten days
Doctor :   do you have any mental stress?
Doctor :   Sitting at the computer all day can pose some serious health risks
User :   ok
Doctor :   Poor posture. Poor alignment of the head, neck, shoulder and back causes stress and pain which affects every part of your body from head to toe and it can have lasting health problems.
Doctor :   Constantly staring at the monitor can cause dry or watery eyes, sore, burning or itchy eyes, blurred or double vision and headaches all contribute to eye strain.
User :   ok got it
Doctor :   Take frequent breaks. Give your eyes a rest by focusing on something other than the monitor.
Doctor :   You can also sit back and close your eyes for a few minutes or complete other tasks. Blinking lubricates the eye, so blink more often.
Doctor :   Place the monitor at least at arm's length.
Doctor :   Make sure the top of the screen is at eye level so you're not straining to look up or down.
Doctor :   Reduce unnecessary glare and check your lighting.
Doctor :   Prolonged sitting can cause fatigue in your limbs, painful leg cramps or blood clots.
Doctor :   Get up and move around, go for a 30 minute walk, do some light exercises or stretches for your arms, shoulders, neck, back and legs.
Doctor :   Take a few deep breaths by inhaling slowly through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.
Doctor :   Then you can also have tension headaches if you stress for long
Doctor :   tension headaches are caused by tightened muscles in the back of the neck and scalp.
Doctor :   Tension headaches are usually triggered by some type of environmental or internal stress.
Doctor :   he most common sources of stress include family, social relationships, friends, work, and school.
Doctor :   you can try relaxation exercises
Doctor :   And if you still have no relief get an physical examination from an ophthalmologist
Doctor :   Did you understand what i said?
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with now?
Doctor :   THANKS FOR CONSULTING.........
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