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Pain , stiffness in back, pain moving neck. Suggest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:I am having pain stiffness in my back and have pain moving my neck. I am currently supporting it via a neck collar. I face more pain while sleeping
Doctor:how can I help you today ?
User:What doctor should i contact ?
Doctor:May i know ur age, and how long u had this issue ?
Doctor:Are u taking any medications ?
User:I take nucoxia sometime to ease the pain .. it is an inflamatory
User:i mean anti-inflamatory
Doctor:May i know ur age, and how long u had this issue ?
User:29 years ...
User:i am facing it from last 4 years .. but it very severe now
Doctor:have you done any physiotherapy sessions ?
User:i had in last week .. but it increased the pain for me
Doctor:any Xrays or any imaging of the neck spine ?
User:x rays does not show anything ..
Doctor:it is usually a bit painful in the inital sessions
Doctor:but with time, and use of muscle relaxants, physiotherapy will be very helpful
User:i had 6 sessions
Doctor:to start with, you will need prescription of muscle relaxants in addition to the anti inflammatory meds
Doctor:taking such muscle relaxants, will help you to reduce the stiffness and pain
User:What type of doctor should i XXXXXXX ?
Doctor:when physiotherapy is started , after being on such meds, it will help you very much
Doctor:You can XXXXXXX a physiotherapist or a orthopedician
Doctor:both of them can help you with the medications, and proper help
Doctor:in addition, conditions like fibromyalgia, thyroid issues also need to be ruled out
Doctor:have u followed my suggestions ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
Doctor:It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries.
User:Sorry, i went out of the discussion for some time
Doctor:sure, ok
User:Should i XXXXXXX a Rheumatologist ?
Doctor:yes, you can XXXXXXX a rheumatologist too
User:I have asked xxxxxxxxxx to suggest a rheumatologist I am waiting for their reply.
Doctor:they will contact you soon and help you out
User:Thanks doctor !
Doctor:You are very welcome
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