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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i am having pain in upper back (right side ) . its from last 2 days
Doctor :   Ok

User :   when ever i move my right hand pain starts or when i try to touch my back from my left hand it starts paining
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is this the first time you r having this?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
May I know your age?
User :   30
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Now if you press on the part does it pain?
User :   on pressing it doesnt pain .
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
This mainly seems to be a pain due to muscular tension
User :   ok
Doctor :  
I would like to know your height and weight
User :   5 ft 10 inch
User :   weight 70 kg approx
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
So for now, what you should do is
Doctor :  
maintain a proper posture during sleep and work
User :   ok
Doctor :  
bcos in these 2 activities you spend a lot of time
Doctor :  
where in your muscles can tense up due to wrong posture
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Meanwhile if the pain is very severe
Doctor :  
then you will need a muscle relaxant
Doctor :  
if it is bearable to some extent then just hot fomentation is sufficient
Doctor :   also try to stretch your upper back by stretching your hand backward

User :   ok can you advise some streching exercise which can help
Doctor :  
repeat the movements for 10 times, 2 times/day
User :   ok wat kind of muscle relaxant can i use
Doctor :   That should be taken only on prescription
Doctor :  
and preferably in the night after food, before going to sleep
User :   ok
Doctor :  
just on a temporary basis
Doctor :  
for 2-3 days
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   up to how many days i should wait before visiting any doctor
Doctor :   Now if you the pain is bearable you can try hot fomentation for 3 days
User :   ok, thanks doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?

Doctor :   Did you understand the exercise I mentioned?

User :   yes
Doctor :   Fine

User :   no thanks a lot
Doctor :  
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