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Back portion of the neck pains - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello there
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello nice chatting with you
Doctor :   same here
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   I have a problem... my back portion of my neck pains constantly
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender >
User :   sure ... 30.... M
User :   its been going on for several months
User :   i checked my blood pressure... its normal
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
Doctor :   is the pain constant ?
User :   i used to but i quit smoking 2 years back.. and I do booze but very occassionaly
User :   the pain is intermittent...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have long working hours ? sitting ?
User :   yes I do ...
User :   9 hours sitting.. odd hours
Doctor :   The most common cause of neck pain is injury to the soft tissues including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within these structures
Doctor :   and postural habits are the primary cause
User :   hmmmm
Doctor :   what i suggest that every 3- 4 hours you should do some neck stretching exercises
User :   ok... what kind of exercises
Doctor :   1) Simply turn your head as far to one side as possible. Only to the point where you feel the muscles pulling or minor discomfort. Do not turn to the point of pain. Place your hands over your head to stabilize it and then try to turn back to the center. Your hands are stopping you turning your head. The resistance should only be about a 20% increase - not a forcible turning motion. Hold this tension for 6 seconds only
Doctor :   2) repeat the procedure above, however you are leaning your head to the side and again use your hands to resist the movement back to the center. Hold the tension for 6 seconds, relax and take a deep breath. Repeat each side three times.
Doctor :   3) Again repeat the same procedure, except try to bring your chin to your chest. Place hand on the back of the head and try to resist pulling back. Hold for 6 seconds, take a deep breath when you return to the midline.
Doctor :   these will relieve the neck tension
User :   cool... lemme try those exercises and check what happens.
User :   any more suggestions
Doctor :   you will find a change
Doctor :   also do massage
User :   ok
Doctor :   that would be all
User :   alright.... thanks a lot .. I really appreciate that.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   good night
Doctor :   have a good one
Doctor :   bye
User :   yup ... you too
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