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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR AAAAAAA here
Doctor :   how can I help you?
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User :   i have the spot on my upper back that goes numb and tingles it started this after i started my job about 2 months ago now im have shoulder pain ?
Doctor :   when is this sensation more during the day?
Doctor :   is there any other symptom associated with it?
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   off and on all day more when im up cleaning or working cuz im a cook and i stand all day
Doctor :   is there back pain assocaited?
User :   no it dont hurt
Doctor :   does this numbness and tingling sensation stay at one place or spread more with prolonged standing?
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, we are available 24/7 please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
User :   it stays in one spot
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   are you back?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok. was this present before? or did it start after you started with new job?
User :   started about week or 2 after i started
Doctor :   if it has started after your change of job, then it could be postural related.
User :   someone said something about ms making your back tingle thats why i got worried
Doctor :   acute onset after change in job might not be due to MS.
Doctor :   is there family history of MS?
User :   ok im back had to pay no there is no history of ms
User :   are u there
Doctor :   yes, plesae proceed, I was waiting for your answer
Doctor :   if there is no history of MS in family, it is unlikely that you will have it
Doctor :   I would rather recommend you to go ahead with a orthopedic examination and tests like x-ray or MRI scan to see if any nerve involvement is there
Doctor :   which is getting aggravated due to prolonged standing
Doctor :   taking physiotherapy and strengthening up of back muscles will help in such cases
User :   it comes and goes some days it dont do it at all and then it will do it everyday
Doctor :   take frequent breaks every 1/2 to 1 hour for 5 minutes to have a walk, and do stretching
Doctor :   it will help in minimizing these episodes.
User :   ok that makes me feel better when they send ms i was worry myself to death
Doctor :   ok. is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   do u think the shoulder pain is caused from the same thing
Doctor :   it could be due to the stress of work.and as i said earlier, a careful examination and further tests will help in knowing the exact cause.
Doctor :   and physiotherapy and strengthening will help
Doctor :   take regular breaks
Doctor :   start with exercises when pain is less or not there.
Doctor :   take Tab Tylenol 2 times day when pain is more or present the entire day
User :   ok thanks so much
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thats it
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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