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Neck and shoulder pain, chances of spondylosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have neck pain at left side from last few monnths and consulted a neurologist. He prescribed Eliwel20 tablets for first month and then Eliwel10 for next two months and asked me to stop. But neck pain is still there.
Doctor :   do you have shoulder pain
User :   Yes. It is not exactly paining at neck. It is I should say joint of neck and left shoulder.
Doctor :   have you doner any x ray or mri
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what did he say
User :   Before going to Nuerologist I had visited an Orthopaedic Surgeon and he has taken X-ray and told no problem and gave some pain killers and which I didnot take. Instead I went to the neuro surgeon.
User :   He prescribed Eliwel20 tablets for first month and then Eliwel10 for next two months and asked me to stop. But neck pain is still there.
User :   What I should do now?
Doctor :   did he suggest mri
User :   No. He says I can take this tablet whenever I have pain and can continue for years also.
Doctor :   ok, it might be a minor strain due to computer work
Doctor :   just apply volini gel to the area nad see if it reduces
Doctor :   ok, apply hot water bag to the area.
User :   May be. I use computer 4-5 hrs a day. I tried earlier applying gel and moove.
Doctor :   and do mild bending exercises
User :   I tried that also for 10 days but pain goes for a while & comes back.
Doctor :   that is why i told to get mri, there might be bony erosions causing you pain
Doctor :   cervical spondylosis
Doctor :   better you meet an orthopedician
User :   I am doing neck excercise daily. So, you suggest me to undergo MRI? If yes, where I can undergo MRI?
Doctor :   he will suggest you some better exercises or if it is cervical spondylosis maybe a belt.
User :   ok, Thank you doctor.
Doctor :   ok, kindly login for medical queries.
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