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Upper neck and back pain post office work - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Environmental and Occupational Hazards
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi , from last week i feeling the upeer back & neck pain after Office and in night
Doctor :   Ok
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I just now had a same case
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I will explain you
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May I know your age?
User :   31
Doctor :   Ok

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Is this pain noticed even after waking up in the morning?
User :   no .. morning and afternoon it is all okay even i have not noticed before leaving the office
Doctor :   Ok
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This is a work related injury
User :   its when i reach home and when i go for sleep feel
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Do you work on computers?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Fine

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These are which is known as Computer Related Injuries
User :   pain is not so much but i can feel it
Doctor :   Ok

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Sitting for extended periods requires parts of the body to be held steady, which reduces
circulation to the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments.
Doctor :   This can result in stiffness and pain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Maintaining the right posture is
indeed the key to preventing computer related injuries.
User :   what are the precautions i have to take ?
Doctor :   Sure, I will let you know
Doctor :   Keep both feet supported on the
floor or a footrest. This reduces
pressure on your lower back.

Doctor :   You need to adjust the your seat height for this
User :   ok
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Your thighs should be parallel to the ground
User :   ok
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Position monitor in such a way
that you look at the screen
with a slightly downward gaze.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Place the papers you need close to
the screen to avoid twisting
around your spine.

User :   Ok
Doctor :   Keep your shoulders relaxed
while sitting.
User :   ok
User :   is any oil or massage is required ?
Doctor :   Support your lower back with the chair, I hope your chair has a curve
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Massage is good for relaxation
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But Prevention is the key
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do take breaks during your work for every 40 mins

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take a walk just for a short distance
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and be back
User :   Do i need to meet doctor personlay or i can try those thing ?
Doctor :  
Regarding?
User :   reagarding the pain i am having ?
User :   i mean any checkup required at this time
Doctor :  
Right now I would suggest you to take a medication if it is unbearable
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and try these ergonomic measures
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Mainly thighs, shoulder, neck and lower back
User :   i dont think it is ubearable right now but i am afraid if it gets worse
Doctor :  
Even among them I start with Neck and shoulders
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Ok
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It does not if you follow these measures
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Massage, no restrictions
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You can go for it
User :   ok thanks
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It will tone up your muscles and relax you
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And last but not the least
User :   ok
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EXERCISE
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As simple as brisk walking for 20 mins daily
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is quite sufficient to keep you off pains and diseases
User :   only morning walking is enough
Doctor :   Yes
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Quite good
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Thanks .. i dont have any thing from my side
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   ok.. thanks
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