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Suffering from neck pain. Recommend some exercises or medication?

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I suffering from neck pain for a couple of months now. Can you recommend some exercises or medication?
Posted Sun, 18 Aug 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 17 hours later

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I have studied your case.

According to your symptoms it looks like there is compression of nerve in cervical [neck area] spine. This leads to numbness and tingling in your hand.
Most probable reason for your symptoms could be postural problem as you are sitting for long time and working on computer for long time.

You may need to take x XXXXXXX spine to see for severity of nerve compression.
Some medication like methylcobalamine with muscle relaxant and analgesic will help, you can take them consulting your treating doctor.

Some exercises which can be done after pain has reduced include- gradual neck rotation, touching your ears to shoulder, shoulder shrugging exercises. You may consult physiotherapist for further guidance. He may start INTERFERENCE THERAPY, ULTRASONIC THERAPY, which are helpful in your case.

Some life style modifications for you – Take break every 40 min from computer and do some neck rotation, stretches, walk and get back to work. Sit with taking support to your neck, do not use thick pillow in bed.

Hope this helps. Wish you a speedy recovery.

Take care
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