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Sleeping position for shoulder pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   i am having pain in left sholder

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i am having pain in left sholder
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
May I know your age?
User :   28
User :   year
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Since when are you having this pain?
User :   from last 1 month
Doctor :  
Ok
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When is the pain more?
Doctor :  
in the day
User :   this happen any time . when i move my neck
User :   right or back side
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is it present daily?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
May I know your height and weight?
User :   in morning time it is more
User :   yes height is 165 centimeter and weight is 56
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
This is more of a tension ache
Doctor :  
due to contraction of muscles
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Do you have any gastric problem?
User :   then what should i do
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
The sleeping posture is important
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How do you do it now?
User :   ok, tell me
User :   about this
Doctor :  
How do you sleep
Doctor :  
on back, stomach or sideways?
User :   on back
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do you use a thing pillow?
User :   some time sideways
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   yes i use pillow
Doctor :  
If you are sleeping on the back, I would suggest you to sleep without a pillow or a very thin pillow
User :   ok
Doctor :  
that shall provide relaxation to your muscles
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and the pain shall decrease soon
Doctor :  
Do that change and let me know after a week
User :   any exercise
User :   regarding this
Doctor :  
A normal aerobic exercise
Doctor :  
like briskwalking is helpful
Doctor :  
also gym would help you tone the muscles well
Doctor :  
targetting the problem area
User :   some time pain spread over left chest also
Doctor :  
Yes it does radiate like that
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does it increase on exertion?
User :   any sitting position
User :   ?
Doctor :  
Keep your shoulders relaxed
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as it unnecessarily goes hard most of the times
User :   ok
Doctor :  
with a little bit of attention, it shall be more relaxed
Doctor :  
but the main solution is sleeping posture
User :   plz tell me in detail about this.
Doctor :  
What detail you want?
Doctor :  
It is to sleep on the back without a pillow
User :   bed, pillow and sleeping position
Doctor :  
that shall relax the neck and shoulder postion well
Doctor :  
I think I have mentioned that
Doctor :  
what else do you have doubt upon?
User :   thickness of gadda
Doctor :   Sorry I dint get gadda

Doctor :  
what is that?
User :   means mat
Doctor :  
That is not a factor
Doctor :  
the thing is that sleep on your back without a pillow
Doctor :  
Is that clear?
User :   should i sleep on floor
Doctor :  
On the bed as usual
Doctor :  
Are you not sleeping on bed now?
User :   no
User :   i am sleeping on floor
Doctor :  
Sleep on a soft matress
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   any medicine
Doctor :   Not required
User :   should i take
Doctor :  
these changes are good enough
User :   ok
User :   massage
User :   ?
Doctor :  
Not a necessity
Doctor :  
.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
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