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Experiencing neck and back pain. How to get relief? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Practicing since : 2003
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Doctor:Please proceed with the query.
User:I have been experiencng neck and back pain since last three months
User:X XXXXXXX revealed that all was ok (neck)
User:I was advised exercises by my orthopedic with massage of volini
User:now the pain levels are much lower
Doctor:lower means
User:but whenever i wear a collared shirt or high neck, or a heavy jacket, it aggravates
User:no. neck only but much less
Doctor:what kind of job do you do
User:want your help if any mechanism can help me reduce it
User:desk job
User:9-15 hours in front of laptop
Doctor:Do you excercise?
User:yes early morning
Doctor:ok, what kind of chair do you use
User:office chair which is ergonometrically designed
Doctor:ok,so it is no way helpful to you
Doctor:the chair
Doctor:You can use a wooden or plastic chair
Doctor:with is straight backed
Doctor:no soft cushions
User:and is there a requirement on bedding also?
Doctor:Also use a mattress which is flexible, but firm
Doctor:not too soft or hard
User:i am currently using hard dunlop mattress
Doctor:use sleepwell
Doctor:how do you travel to office
User:in auto generally or car when weather conditions are bad
Doctor:ok, that is fine
Doctor:otherwise bike?
User:no. i dont use a two wheeler
Doctor:when you sit in a chair front of the computer keep both your hands on the table
User:often half or more of my hand is in the air uncushioned
User:because the work station design is such
Doctor:and do lean to any side, sit and support your back against the chair and sit straight not in slumped position
Doctor:Do not keep any things in back pockey
User:i generally dont
Doctor:keep it in front in you shirt pocket
Doctor:You could use TENS therapy by physiotherapist
User:what is that?
Doctor:Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Doctor:it is a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes
User:where can i get it?
Doctor:it is used to treat ostoperative pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic musculoskeletal pain
Doctor:you will not get it
Doctor:you have to go to physiotherpaist
Doctor:do exercises like XXXXXXX namaskara
Doctor:25 times daily
User:yoga suryanamaskar u mean
User:thanks dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:Continue applying volini gel
Doctor:and hot compresses
Doctor:over the area
Doctor:if does not reduce you should vist a orthopedician
User:Also had a query wrt migraine like pain
User:i experience shooting pains in left temporal region sometimes
Doctor:can u mention your symptoms ?
Doctor:how often do you get them ?
User:strong pain
User:once in 15-20 days
User:shooting kind
User:eye sight lowers or seems to lower to me
Doctor:do u have any other issues other than this head pain ?
User:dispirin does not help
Doctor:you mean blurring of vision ?
User:balm also does not help
Doctor:do u have symptoms of nausea, vomiting, etc ?
User:and during such pain shoots, i feel nauseatic
User:yes i do
Doctor:any reduced appetite ?
Doctor:do they subside on their own ?
User:not a regular feature, but when i have the pain, cant eat
User:generally after half a day it goes away
User:hits me when i am over worked or tensed
Doctor:does taking rest , or sleeeping help to relieve the pain ?
User:yes. resting helps
Doctor:most likely your pain could be due to tension headache or Migraine
User:what should i do
Doctor:both have precipitating issues , like stress, and over work
User:do i need to take any tests or medicine
Doctor:with respect to the pain, you can take a CROCIN tablet, 2-3 times a day, when you have such kind of pain
User:my mother had migraine so I thought I would ask. Is it hereditary?
Doctor:you can also take a combination of aspirin and crocin, when the pain is severe and unbearable
Doctor:i understand
Doctor:migraine is not completely hereditary
Doctor:but common lifestyle pattern, living conditions, methods of handling stress can cause the condition, to appear in the kin of patients
Doctor:first and foremost, you need to do meditation, for 30 mins a day, in the morning , so that you can handle stress better
Doctor:in addition, do pranayama (breathing exercises) anytime you are free, including when u r in the office
User:i do tht
User:thankyou dr.
Doctor:in addition to that, you can take a product of Himalaya , called Geriforte , 1 TAB twice daily
Doctor:this is a good stress reducer
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:take care and bye for now
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