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Suffering from neck and back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query.
User :   I seek your help in regards to my back pain
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   ok. please describe your symptoms in detail
User :   It use to be on the lower back and eventually had climbed up to my neck
User :   My entire back seems to be cramped specially in the morning
Doctor :   ok.
User :   feel pain when pressed in the middle of my spine
Doctor :   please rate your intensity of pain on scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest value.
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   The joint of my neck and spine, it cracks whenever i turn my head back forward
User :   Age-32, male, 5.9", 72kgs
User :   i also have started feeling pain on my knee joints too, while climbing stairs etc
User :   Had prescribed a doctor an year back when the joint pain started in Chandigarh
User :   my present location is Delhi
User :   So after taking the medicines for about a month could not continue
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   were x-ray or MRI done?
User :   Hardly find time to go back to chandigarh to see the doctor
User :   no
User :   there was a test
Doctor :   when you met the doctor in Chandigarh, were these tests done?
User :   dont remember the name but it was to check for something called rheumatic spondilytis or somethng
User :   the report then was negetive
User :   I can share the medicines prescribed by him later
Doctor :   ok. have you got it done?
User :   the test?
Doctor :   is there history of arthritis in family?
User :   nothing i know of
Doctor :   yes the test prescribe dto you
User :   yes it was an year back and the report was negetive
Doctor :   ok. is the problem getting worse now as compared to last year?
User :   it seems to be stable now, definitely not improving
Doctor :   ok. then further investigations might be necessary, and since it is traveling towards neck, spondylosis issues have to be ruled out
User :   How do you want me to proceed on this?
Doctor :   i will tel you the steps
Doctor :   1) x-ray or MRI of neck and low back
Doctor :   2) RA factor analysis
Doctor :   3) blood tests to look for chronic inflamamtion
Doctor :   4) getting re-examined by orthopedic surgeon
Doctor :   interpretation of test results along with correlation with symptoms and examination findings.
Doctor :   5) try with physiotherapy for 15 days to 30 days to see if your condition improves. you can request the orthopedician to prescribe this to you
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