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Treatment for Spondyloarthropathy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   i am from Hyderabad
Doctor :   great , good to see you chatting
User :   Thank you
User :   I have a problem, at times I suffer from severe neck pain (anterior position of neck & starting of spinal cord)
User :   I have tried to change many pillows. adjusted my PC at work but in vain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is from the Spondyloarthropathy pf neck
User :   do you suggest any diagnosis
Doctor :   You need relax neck muscles
User :   ok
Doctor :   First Get the X ray of the neck
User :   do i need to do some neck exercises?
Doctor :   That gives idea about joints
User :   Ok will get the xray done
Doctor :   When you have you severe pain you need to have exercises
Doctor :   Whenthe acute pgase has cooled off, then you can do
User :   ok
Doctor :   some exercises
Doctor :   you can use neck collar
User :   Ok this is becoming worse some times with sleepless ness and to catch work on the next day
Doctor :   ok
User :   Neck collar is the last option any alternative?
Doctor :   A soft collar that supports your neck may help relieve pain by taking pressure off the structures in your neck. If used for more than two weeks, however, a collar may do more harm than good.
User :   ok
Doctor :   it part of management
Doctor :   it is not aletnative
User :   Ok agreed
User :   So should I need to consult the Doctor wiht the xray report
Doctor :   Work with ortho and PT
Doctor :   Get some sessions of PT
Doctor :   learn few exercises
User :   Ok sounds good
Doctor :   These will strengthen the muscles of the neck
User :   Yeah trust the advice
Doctor :   You can take few pain medicines as needed
User :   Is this normal symptom for employees working in IT industry?
Doctor :   If not controlled with pain medicines, PT,
Doctor :   get steroid injection
Doctor :   They also works great
User :   Ok
Doctor :   They reduce inflamation
User :   ok
User :   Thank you Doctor'
User :   you may close
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
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