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Flatus, neck stiffness and pain radiating to hands and back, tingling in arm, drowsiness. Help?

MY NECK PAIN AND GAS STARTED TOGETHER. I BURP EVEN AFTER DRINKING WATER. THEN THIS PAIN GOES DOWN MY HANDS AND BACK AND LEGS. GAS TROBLES ME A LOT. MY NECK BECOMES VERY STIFF. THERE IS TINGLING IN MY ARMS.I KEEP FEELING SLEEPY. MY DOCTOR SAYS IT IS CERVICAL AND HAS GIVEN ME EXERCISES AND CALCIUM AND D3 SATCHETS. PLEASE HELP .
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

As your doctor said, you might be suffering from cervical spondylosis. It is a common degenerative condition of the cervical spine. It is most likely caused by age-related changes in the intervertebral disks.

You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance to look for arthritis or other changes in your spine.

Your doctor after diagnosing the condition may refer you for physical therapy. The physical therapist will help you reduce your pain using stretches. The therapist will show you how to do exercises that make your neck muscles stronger.

You can take analgesic and muscle relaxant after discussing with your doctor.

You also need some life style modification like-

Do not sit for prolonged period of time in stressful postures
Do use firm collars while traveling
Do not lift heavy weights on head or back
Do not turn from your body but turn your body moving your feet first
Do turn to one side while getting up from lying down
Do the exercises prescribed regularly
Do use firm mattress, thin pillow or butterfly shaped pillow
Do not lie flat on your stomach.

Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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