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Have severe neck pain. Is it due Protein deficiency? Should I watch my diet? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I would like to chat with a nutritionis
User:I want a diet plan
Doctor:Only General physicians are available for chat
Doctor:You may request a call from a dietitian though
User:I cannot find diatician in the drop down
User:What should I select ?
Doctor:I can convey your message to the customer care team
User:Okie .. Thanks
User:Maybe I can just ask you one question
User:I have had chronic neck pain for the past year
User:and i have done all the tests including mri etc etc
Doctor:Yes go ahead
User:and its all normal
User:I just recently read that it could be due to protein defeciency
User:because I used to do lots of endurance sports and I am a vegeterian
User:How do I know if it is because of that ?
User:are there some signs?
Doctor:Can you explain the activities you did in sports
User:Trekkking , Running and Cycling
Doctor:I do not think it may be related
Doctor:Exercising mostly helps
Doctor:Repetitive tasks or prolonged sitting may be a cause
Doctor:The activities you were doing mostly involved lower body
Doctor:Uncomfortable pillow may be a cause
Doctor:If you can describe the pain, I will be better able to comment
User:its not very painful
User:but its chronic
User:and its like a poking pain
User:and i get headaches also because of this
User:ive gone to all the doctors possible
User:i also sleep without pillow
User:neuro , ortho, physio
User:they all say that everything is normal
Doctor:Where exactly is the pain....the location in the neck
User:the back of the neck
User:along the spine
Doctor:Do you feel a muscle there?
Doctor:When you run your fingers on your neck, can you feel a muscle or a tendon there?
User:hmm let me c
User:i feel something slightly
User:but when i press it i dont feel any pain
Doctor:It is possible that the muscle is slightly in spasm.
Doctor:The cause can be strain of any type
User:What is the best way to cure that?
Doctor:Usually it may stay
Doctor:But if the pain is bad then you may try muscle relaxants
User:it does not heal ?
Doctor:You may try stretching exercises under the supervision of a physiotherapist
User:yes im doing that
User:is putting too much of volini injurious to the neck
Doctor:Well mostly it may become worse if the strain continues
Doctor:Hope I helped
User:Yes you did thanks a lot!
User:Bye , Have a nice day!
Doctor:Take care
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