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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I am suffering from a Shoulder Pain since 2-3 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the pain is high in the night as well while sleeping
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is it on both sides?
User :   No, on right side
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
If you press it does it pain?
User :   No, not much
Doctor :  
How about the shoulder movements?
User :   but it is a burning pain & also some stiffnes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you have pain in the neck?
User :   shoulder movements are fine
User :   I can rotate it in any direction
Doctor :   Thats good

Doctor :   How about the neck?

User :   yeah the pain is actually from right hand side, from neck to right shoulder
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but the pain is major on the shoulder
Doctor :   Does it subside after sleeping?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
This could be due to muscular tension or a soft tissue injury
User :   is it the Blades which are causing problems?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
So, I suggest you to take a muscle relaxant
User :   No, I am asking you
User :   is it the Blades which are causing problems or is it the Muscular or soft tissue rupture
Doctor :   Muscular or soft tissue issue only

Doctor :  
So, you will feel better if you take a muscle relaxant
Doctor :  
Meanwhile put some hot fomentation
User :   I took some pain killers but of no use
Doctor :   That will decrease the pain

User :   like Flexon-MR
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but what is the permanent solution?
Doctor :  
Did it subside after that?
Doctor :  
taking Flexon-MR
User :   at least i got a sleep
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but next morning, it was same
Doctor :   So, this suggests that it is due a soft tissue injury
Doctor :   So, it will take some time to recover

Doctor :  
Meanwhile you need to do an exercise like Brisk Walking with full swing of arms
Doctor :  
That will help you to a good extent
User :   can u please suggest a good medicine
Doctor :  
Meaning the pain will decrease
Doctor :  
Medicines are not advisable
Doctor :  
You can apply a gel
Doctor :  
I would recommend you
Doctor :  
Voveran gel
User :   OKIE
Doctor :  
Apply a thin film to the affected area
Doctor :  
and should not rub more
User :   what about volini spray
Doctor :  
Not required
Doctor :  
as Voveran gel is quite sufficient
User :   OK
Doctor :  
But exercise will surely help
Doctor :   Do it for 1 month from now
Doctor :  
and see the changes
User :   can u pls suggest, is it due to slip disc I had 2 years back
Doctor :   No

User :   on L4 and L5
Doctor :  
That is different and does not have a relation do this
User :   Oh okie, someone told me that could be bcz of slip disc which you had on L4 and L5
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   As I am working on Computer
User :   my back normally pains when I go back to home
User :   can u please advice
Doctor :   Ok
User :   on the same area L4 and L5
User :   Lower back pain
Doctor :  
I will send you an educational brochure which has certain recommended exercises and Ergonomic advice
Doctor :  
Go through that
User :   Sure
User :   can I also apply the same gel on back
User :   ?
Doctor :   I will send it to your mail by today evening
Doctor :  
Yes, you can
Doctor :  
But that is not a permanent solution
Doctor :  
But exercises will help
User :   But what could be a permanent solution
User :   Pls advise
Doctor :  
Exercise
Doctor :  
You go through that
Doctor :  
and proper posture
User :   Okie, How I will get that
Doctor :  
which is explained in it
User :   you would email it to me
Doctor :  
Via mail
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   OK, but actually i was also looking for some medicine in some urgent cases
User :   where the pain is very acute
Doctor :   You can take Combiflam tablet in acute situations
User :   bcz, there are some days when the pain is very high
Doctor :  
If it is very severe, then even an injection would be required
User :   Can i take Voveran 100 capsule as well?
User :   in this case
Doctor :   Yes, but on prescription

User :   prescription by whom?
Doctor :  
It is not under medical law to give it over the counter
Doctor :  
So, I wont be able to do it on this platform
User :   Oh okie
Doctor :  
You can always take the prescription of a local doctor
Doctor :  
That is quite sufficient
User :   Okie
Doctor :  
But take it after food
User :   Okie Sure
Doctor :  
or with an antigastric tabl
User :   antigastric tabl ????
Doctor :  
as it increases gastric problem
Doctor :   Yes, like Rantac

Doctor :  
You can ask for it if you have gastric problem
User :   Zintec also?
Doctor :  
but if you dont have then take it after food with a full glass of water/milk
Doctor :  
Yes it is the same
User :   Okie
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?

User :   May I know whom I am speakin to?


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Doctor :  
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