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Shoulder pain with stiff neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i have pain in the left shoulder blade
User :   for the last three days
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   there is no swelling, but i have a bit of stiff neck
Doctor :  
Please proceed
User :   i am unable to bend my head downwards
Doctor :   Yes I will help you
Doctor :  
Please continue to describe your symptoms
User :   i am a bit stressed for the last week or so at my work place
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   the pain is sometimes so severe that i cant move my left hand towards the body
Doctor :   Have you had these complaints before or is this the first time
User :   yes i had this problem when i work for long hours....but it was not as severe as it is now..
Doctor :  
May I ask you few questions to know about you?
User :   yes....
User :   u can
Doctor :  
Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   Age 28, male, Software professional, married, 5'9", weight 90 kg, and 36 inches waist circumference
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor :  
like digestive problems, sleep disturbances, etc.
User :   no digestive problems that i know of, but yes sleep disturbance for the last 4-5 days
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i wake up at least 5-6 times during night now a days
Doctor :  
May I know the reason for your stress?
User :   with this pain
User :   just a bit work load in the office
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   nothing more than that..
Doctor :  
Any change in work place, working hours?
User :   yup.....change in working hours...working from 7 am to 7 pm daily
User :   no change in work place
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   How is your appetite?
User :   good...
Doctor :  
Do you get burps?
Doctor :  

So from the history you have mentioned I probably think it is a muscular tension
Doctor :  
Are you there?
User :   sorry.....
User :   yes...i do get burps after i eat
Doctor :  
All these symptoms are due to psychological pressure
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You need to overcome it
Doctor :  
I can give you some recommendations
User :   i forgot to mention u that i have consulted a doctor here and he says it is Fibromyalgia or citis
User :   i'm not sure
User :   n he prescribed me diclofenac
Doctor :   Yes he may be right and has given you the right medication
User :   ok
Doctor :  
but the pain gets aggravated during Stressful times
User :   ok
Doctor :  
So you need to do some changes
User :   yes...please
Doctor :   You need to do some aerobic exercises like Brisk Walking, Jogging, Swimming,etc.
Doctor :   atleast for 20 minutes
User :   for a specific time???
User :   ok
Doctor :  
everyday
User :   ok
Doctor :  
This will help in flushing out the pain producing substance in the blood and ease you
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Also since you are on Diclofenac, it irritates the stomach and causes more pain
Doctor :  
or burning pain in the stomach
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Please give me a minute
User :   ok
Doctor :   I just got an emergency call
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Yes, shall I proceed?
User :   Yes plz....
Doctor :  
So you will need to avoid foods which increase gastric secretion like cooked onion, potatoes, junk foods, excessive pulses,etc.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Try to close your eyes, sit comfortably and practise deep breathing for 15 minutes twice daily, first time preferably in the early morning
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and later in the afternoon or evening as per your convenience
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Also try to get a prescription for a antigastric medication by your treating doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?



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User :   no. i will get back to you in two days
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure...
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