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Backsided headache and neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello,
Doctor :   Dr.XXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   This is XXXXXXXXXXX XXX , Yesterday afternoon i have had a backside head ache.. it was so severe that i could not turn my head towards the sides or bend down or up.. with great difficulty drove back home, it went on increasing and after food, just took a Restyl tablet and slept .. Today the pain seem to have come down.. Is this head ache a cause of worry
User :   When should I consider this as critical and consult the dorctor?
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   you should consult the doctor about it. it could be a stress headcahe
Doctor :   you might need a ophthalmology check to make sure there is no vision related problem
Doctor :   also a neuro consultation is needed to take x-ray or CT scan to rule out any other serious cause
Doctor :   is this the first episode of the headache?
User :   yes it is, and the pain is closer to the neck .. almost the lower side of the head
Doctor :   is there strain on upper back muscles?
Doctor :   or neck muscles?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   but my job is to doXXX.. but i do take frequent breaks
Doctor :   have you tried hot water fomentation?
User :   no
User :   Is taking Restyl for couple of days is fine to sleep well and see if it goes away by itself
Doctor :   no, do not self medicate yourself, since it is an acute episode
Doctor :   getting it investigated is better
Doctor :   if the episode occurs again, you will need an EEG within 12-24 hours of teh episode
User :   Sure Doctor, will go in for a consultation, thank you.
Doctor :   ok. is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No Thanks a bunch
User :   bye
Doctor :   try and be relaxed. avoid stressful situations
User :   Sure.. i ahve left my yoga .. since a week.. will get back to that today
Doctor :   ok. you will need meditation too
Doctor :   to keep you relaxed
Doctor :   practice pure meditation along with your yoga
Doctor :   you can have the meditation for 15-20 minutes and then proceed with teh yoga
Doctor :   *the
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now. do get back to me in case you have further queries.
User :   Sure, thanks Again. Have a Nice day / Evening.
Doctor :   wish you the same
Doctor :   take care.
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