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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i hav e XXXXXXXX bad pain on my neck sinc elast 1.5 months and no wits radiating to my hand and back. yesterday i also had numbness and twitching, dizziness feeling on thatLHS
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   36 yrs; Female; Service- marketing - desk job; ; Marrief; 1 daughter - 6yrs
Doctor :   how long u have this problem
User :   45 days, initially i thought it was just a catch and generally goes off in a week
Doctor :   what makes the pain to increase
Doctor :   what gives u relief from pain
User :   last few days its got worse, i dont know what caused the aggravation
Doctor :   do u have stiff neck as well? do u have tingling and pinprick sensations in arms , hands, feet and legs ?
Doctor :   r u there
User :   Yes, stiff neck, cant move on LHS. since yestrday im havng the sensation you mentioned. im taking Diclo + paracetomol + muscle relaxant, whenever it gets worse. last night had to get up at 3, to tak eth emedicine.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any difficulty in walking?
User :   No
Doctor :   is there loss of bladder or bowel control?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies?Any Operations If so why?
User :   Hypo thyroidism. im 5ft 6 inch and my wt is 61kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   gall bladder removal 3 yrs back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have similar problems in the past
User :   no, i do get a catch once in a while, but lasted max 3-7 days, and pain subsides by taking zulu.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the thyroid levels found out last time around?what were the thyroid levels then?
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor/Taken any medication?
Doctor :   for ur problem
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
User :   No, will meet tomr on saturday- orthopaedic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the history i could think
Doctor :   ur problem could be cervical spondylosis
Doctor :   i need to clinically examine you and do few tests like xray of cervical region
Doctor :   to confirm the same
Doctor :   i also suggest u to get ur thyroid tests done
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   just did thyroid test 3 days back.
Doctor :   if any doubts please ask me
Doctor :   could u type in the report
User :   another surprising thins was my CBC - Hb was 9, while 45 days back it was 10.4
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last time around u had ur periods
Doctor :   did u have trauma or sustain any injury?
User :   about 10 days back, but normal.
User :   no trauma or any injury
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for pain relief
Doctor :   i would suggest u to apply this oint
Doctor :   myolaxin twice daily for 3 days
Doctor :   if the pain persists i suggest u to get xray of cervical region
Doctor :   Wearing a neck brace or cervical collar during the day to help limit neck motion and reduce nerve irritation.
User :   is it possible that there could be amuscle spasm, and now theres a nerve trapped/ compressed, i met a physiotherapist yesterday, my husband goes for his shoulder, and he examined me, vertebra by vertebrae , said if it was cervical spon.. there would be inflammation, or too much pain
Doctor :   to confirm the finding i need to clinically examine and do these tests
User :   ok, will show my orthopaedic tomr and keep u posted on monday.
Doctor :   MRI of cervical region will be able to give the clear picture
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   will u take up my case on monday, do u have a name.
Doctor :   Dr.Anand
Doctor :   please write to us
User :   could it be the spasm hes sayng- possible?
Doctor :   regarding ur progress
Doctor :   at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   since u found no relief with muscle relaxant
Doctor :   i feel it could be cervical spondylosis
Doctor :   there will not any numbness as well if only spasm
User :   he says the contraction has compressed the nerve may be
Doctor :   it can confirmed only with clinical examination and MRI
Doctor :   please do write to us about the progress
User :   ok. No Im scared. will keep u posted Dr. anand
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Doctor :   have a nice day
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