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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
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How can I help you?

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User :   hello bare with me iam a slow typer
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No issues
User :   i was diagnosed with a cervical strain 2 months ago had blood tests and x rays both came back good now i developed severe pain in upper back doctor told me it was a soft tissue thing would you agree
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Yes, it is quite possible
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Soft tissues includes ligaments, tendons and connective tissue in the area
User :   never been hurt before and pain is severe really freaks me out would i have other symptoms if it was something else
Doctor :   The upper back pain

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is mainly due to muscular strain, spasms and psychological tension
Doctor :   and soft tissue injury if there is a jerk or an external injury

User :   iam a carpenter and was moving scaffolding about 2 months ago pain developed in my neck causing headaches this has gone away and this pain is almostbetween my shoulder blades
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I would advise you to get a relaxation treatment by a Clinical Psychologist
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which would relax your muscles
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and help you to a very good extent
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One more option is a Good massage
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These 2 things are the best options for you
User :   ive experienced alot of anxiety over this i guess my question is if upper back pain is life threatning
Doctor :   Not at all

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Nothing to worry with life
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But the discomfort is the only concern
User :   doctor i see said if pain persists he would take x rays do you feel that is necessary
Doctor :   Not required right now

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I would appreciate if you get the help of a Clinical Psychologist and a Masseur
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Those 2 therapies will see you through
User :   what is a clinical pschcologist
Doctor :   A person trained in providing counselling and psychological treatments

User :   is there any home remedys or excercises that might speed up the recovery process
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Few exercises are helpful
Doctor :   I would send you an educational brochure regarding the same
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which shows the demo of exercises
User :   they prescribed me vicodin can you take advil with it
Doctor :   No

Doctor :   Vicodin is fine enough
User :   it says to take 1 tablet every 4 hours yet ther are sometimes i will fall asleep and miss the time to take a pill by an hour or so if this occurs can i take two
Doctor :   No need

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No harm if you skip a dose
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Take it only as needed
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No need to take it every 4 hours
User :   how long does an injury like this take to heal usually
Doctor :   If it is an injury it will heal within 3 months max

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But if it is due to psychological factors there is nothing to heal
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and relaxation is the key
User :   alright are you able to send that brochure
Doctor :   Sure

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I will do it
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you will receive it within the next 24 hours
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Do you have any other query?
User :   no not really i was only concerned about this upper back pain thank you
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