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Suffering from Neck and Shoulder Pain. Have joint pains. On ultracet. Interpret condition

Hi, Problem : Suffering from Neck and Shoulder Pain Since 6 Months Nature Of Work : Working On Computer for 7 - 8 hours a day since 9 years in IT History : Mild Pain exists throughout the day (Area of Pain Differs at times it resides in the area between neck and shoulder , at times on the back side of shoulder muscle but mostly around shoulder joint ) .Pain Increases if any repetitive kind of work is performed like driving , working on system. Depending on the severity of pain swelling is seen in and around the shoulder joint and the portion between neck and shoulders ( I think it is Trapizious Muscle).As a part of Treatment took physiotherapy for around 15 days on and off and Used medicines like Ultracet ,Combiplan, Naprocyn and Corcium under doctors supervision. Temporarily Getting relieved from pain If I wear cervical collar belt for short intervals around neck.Severity of pain remains maximum after waking up from sleep.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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First of all follow the ergonomics advise which i am suggesting for atleast 1 month and if not at all any benifit then get an x ray done....
1 do not sit on system for long time and always sit in alert neck position means dont lose down your neck muscles
2 you MUST do neck strengthening exercise to strengthen your neck muscles along with shoulder movements too
3 do not sleep in wrong position ever and do not use so more pillows when you sleep... you can buy a CIRVICLE PILLOW available on medical stores
4 do not use cirvical collar much as your mucles will go for dissuse
5 take the pain killer only if u need it as it have no much interference with your problem
You will definetly get benifit by following it sincerely... Thank you
Answered: Mon, 23 Jun 2014
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