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Right side neck pain for the past 6 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor, Good Afternoon
Doctor :  
Good afternoon
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You may proceed with your query
User :  
I am facing neck pain for the last 6 months on my right neck
User :  
I believe it's due to RSI
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
but somehow I am managing it
User :  
I am working in IT industry for the last 6 yrs
Doctor :  
Yes, thats a possibility
User :  
I go to Gym and I am physically well fit
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
can you suggest me how to proceed to tackle this neck pain
Doctor :  
RSI could be one of the many causes of neck pain
User :  
B'cos sometime the moment I get up from the bed I ll feel the pain for 10 mins
User :  
then it becomes usual
User :  
ok
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But one should rule out other major and common causes
User :   ok

Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
User :   27, Male

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Height 167.5 Cms
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weight 72 Kgs
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Ok
User :  
I was doing Bodybuilding some 5 yrs back.. I was a professional weight lifter too
Doctor :  
Ok
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You mentioned that the pain is more in the morning right?
User :  
yes
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   Do you feel the pain after getting up?
User :  
yes
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in the morning
User :  
yes
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Ok
User :  
I don't sleep in one direction.. I keep rolling in the bed
Doctor :  
Then it goes in favour of tension headache
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wherein there will be muscular contraction
User :  
ok
User :  
Can you suggest me how to Handle it?
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :   How are your stress/tension levels?
User :   I would say Normal?

Doctor :  
Ok
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One solution is normal sleep posture
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Like sideways
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or flat on bed
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If you sleep sideways, then you need to see that your neck is adequately supported with pillow
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
and should not go down
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Neck should be straight
User :  
Can you help to find the size of the pillow I should use.. I have XXXXXXXX sholders
Doctor :  
I will tell it you for practical application
User :  
please
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When you sleep sideways the pillow size should be such that
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to cover the gap b/w bed and neck
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and should not allow it to tilt down
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If that is taken care of then that is fine
User :   Great!!!

Doctor :  
The best way to sleep would be to sleep flat on your back
Doctor :   without a pillow
User :   ok

Doctor :  
But depends, like can you do it?
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Bcos most people sleep sideways
User :   No :( from childhood I sleep in reverse

User :  
upside down
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but I can try sideways
Doctor :  
On stomach right
User :  
yes
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That is the most stressful position for neck
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So try avoiding
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Cant do it suddenly
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But try as far as possible
User :  
sure I will do
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?


User :  
This website is Fantastic and I really appreciate you time and effort for me
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Thank you
User :  
can you also suggest how long it ll take for me to recover
Doctor :  
It will depend
User :  
if I follow proper sleeping posture
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bcos sleep phase you wont be conscious of your posture
User :  
yes
Doctor :  
But still if you are in the right posture
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then you can see changes from day1
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If it does not resolve, other possibilities could then be thought of
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I hope it is clear
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Are you there?
User :   Yes Sir

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Ok
User :  
Chat window is little slow I feel
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Thanks for your time
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if it is going slow
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and will improve
User :  
I have just filled the feedback form
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you are excellent :)
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Ok
User :  
where are you located Sir?
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Thank you
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Bangalore
User :  
Oh Great I am calling from Bangalore too
User :  
Thank you :)
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Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :  
sure ll do
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