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Neck stiffness for a patient recovering from thalamic bleeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi
Doctor :   yes
User :   Dr if you can recal , i had a chat with you on my mother issues who had thalamus bleeding
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   how is she doing now
Doctor :   we did mail u as well regarding the prognosis
User :   Dr she has recovered a lot
Doctor :   thalamic bleeding with aspiration pneumonia
Doctor :   good
User :   Dr sorry were not in position to reply to that mail
User :   She is now oral feeding
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   she has made lot of recovery in that sense
Doctor :   is she responding to oral commands
User :   She is able to talk and is responding on paralytic attack portion as well
User :   Yes she is able to recognise everybody and is able to acknowledge all commands
Doctor :   her condition is improving
User :   Dr she is not able to move her neck in both the directions
User :   She is also complaining about pain on the neck back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   since the stroke
Doctor :   ok
User :   Initially doctor said it is only bcoz of long bed position and will be recovered through therapy
Doctor :   yes possible
Doctor :   she will recover
Doctor :   as they start physiotheraphy
Doctor :   that can be looked into as well
User :   Yes
Doctor :   firstly we need to treat the lung infection
Doctor :   stablise her
Doctor :   later we can go to next step
User :   But surprisingly yday doctor said it is bcoz of thalamus and will improve as the healing progress
Doctor :   neck stiffness can be due to thalamic bleed as well
User :   How it will get cured dr
Doctor :   it has to resolve
Doctor :   then she will recover slowly
Doctor :   or gradual
Doctor :   just like a wound healing
Doctor :   it will take time
User :   Is it a critical issue
Doctor :   as of now she is stable
Doctor :   and recovering
Doctor :   u can assess this when she recovers
Doctor :   in short time
User :   Sorry my question was whether the neck stiffness is critical?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   its not critical
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   Dr can you please suggest us what should be out futher course of action apart from physiotherapy
Doctor :   good physiotherapy and treatment with medicine should help her
User :   Any test do you recommend to check the reason for bleeding?
Doctor :   follow up is very important
Doctor :   nope the doctor who is treating will take a call
Doctor :   and advise
User :   I am sorry dr hope you will not mind with my foolish?
Doctor :   nothing as of npw
Doctor :   except for chest xray
User :   ok
Doctor :   nope thats fine
Doctor :   to check whether the pneumonia has resolved
Doctor :   any doubts?
User :   Any good physiotherapist in your record
Doctor :   as of now
User :   ok. But appreciate your service
Doctor :   thankx
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Doctor :   we wish your mother a speedy recovery from our medical team
User :   Thanks and Regards. Doctor I will bother you again if i have any query.
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