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Suggest treatment for cervical pain radiating to arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Oct-2014
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hi
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:Having a bad cervical problem, pain radiating in my left arm. Have been taking physiotherapy sessions and gabapentin , but no improvement so far in 10 days
User:Also feeling as if my head is too heavy and can burst any time
User:can you pls advise
Doctor:Did you get investigated for cervical pain?
User:No , I have old history of cervical, the pain again started after gap of 2 yeras
Doctor:It is better to first get investigated
Doctor:Since it may be treatable cause like calcium deficiency etc
Doctor:Appropriate pain killer would be needed
User:Please recommend some tests , aprt from x-rays
Doctor:If there is nerve impingement the doctor may even prescribe steroids
Doctor:You will need to see an orthopedic surgeon
Doctor:Vitamin D and serum calcium levels in blood tests
Doctor:X rays
Doctor:If possible MRI
Doctor:But it shopuld come after examination by an orthopedic surgeon
User:ok I'll get them done these first (except MRI) and will visit orthopedian
User:thanks for your advise
Doctor:Sure
Doctor:For tonight you can take voveran tablets tocontrol the pain
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
User:thanks, nice speaking to you
Doctor:Nice talking to you too
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