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Long term neck and back pain. Normal tests. No relief after physiotherapy. Fluoride poisoning? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Good Evening
User:Hello Dr XXXXXXX
User:I would like to ask you a question
User:I have been suffering from persistant neck and back pain for the past year
User:i have done all the tests and visiting all the docs and everyone say it is normal
User:and i dont get any relief even after going to a physiotherapist
User:I have been drinking lots and lots of tea all my life
User:sometimes i drink upto 10 to 12 cups of tea a day
User:black tea, green tea , coffeee as well
User:I was just reading an article that flouride poisoning can cause joint pain
User:how do i check it out if that is the case for me
User:where can i get the tests done ?
User:this is the artilce for ur reference
Doctor:You could get your floride levels checked as well
User:I would like to know how i can do that
Doctor:As far as I am aware only well-equipped labs do that
Doctor:You could try SRL ranbaxy labs for this
Doctor:Also, thyrocare
User:I live in Bangalore, so do you think That they are available here
Doctor:They are
User:Besides the test what are the other symptoms of flouride posinoning
User:Can it be caused also from eating too much chewing gum
Doctor:Contaminated water is the only source
Doctor:Is that all for now?
User:Thank You !
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:bye for now
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