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One side neck pain, eye sight problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor !!!
User :   I am facing neck pain from last 9 months..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please explain your problem in detail before I can ask you few relevatnt questions
User :   and its not like simple neck pain.. its in left side of neck starting from back portion of head upto my shoulder..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i went two times in hospital.. and doctor said that it is common problem.. u have to do some exercise.. and i am doing that..
User :   but it is not giving me releif..
User :   little bit it i m feeling in my left hand too..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any tests done?
User :   one Xray only..
Doctor :   Did it signify anything
Doctor :   did the doctor say anything on it
User :   and nothing was there in XRay.. he said that problem is in your muscles.. do some exercises for 1 and 2 month.. and u will be ok..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so did you do it
User :   yes i am doing..
Doctor :   and if so did you take the help of an expert, Did the doctor specify on the particular exercise?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   Which expert did you take the help from?
Doctor :   Did you take the help of physiotherapist or Occupational therapist
User :   i went to Manipal Hospital..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sorry i dont knoe the name of the doctor actually..
Doctor :   Did you take the help of physiotherapist or Occupational therapist ??
User :   no..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i went for Orthopedics
Doctor :   Please provide these details: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   Age - 28 , male, ________, Software Engineer. Single 172cm, 67 kg
Doctor :   How many hours do you work in the office per day?
User :   i dont have lot of work from last 4 months .. generally 6 to 7 hours..
Doctor :   Do you do strech exercises during your office hours for a minute or two at the desk.
Doctor :   Are you aware of them and their importance?
User :   yes... this is already told by doctor
Doctor :   So are you doing them?
Doctor :   If yes, how frequent?
User :   everyday in office.. 5 to 10 minutes
User :   and after coming to room.. 10 to 15 minutes in night
User :   and in morning 5 min nr abt..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do not worry I can help you
Doctor :   in solving your problem
User :   one thing doctor.. this pain i feel in a single line
Doctor :   After listening to your history I could think of few reasons of your problem
User :   i mean from a specific starting point from head which covers neck and then to shoulder.
Doctor :   the most important reason is poor posture and poor work ergonomics while at your desk
User :   not a big portion of neck it covers..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I can understand
Doctor :   Do you have neck pain now
Doctor :   and how severe it is?
User :   yes little bit it has.. but.. when i m moving my head up and down then left side of neck i feel..
User :   in a line,
User :   not whole neck part.. and i also feel pain in below side of shoulder..
Doctor :   is it on back or front of shoulder
User :   back..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did your doctor give you some tablets to take?
Doctor :   If so what are they ?
User :   yes some muscle releif ..
User :   mobizox
Doctor :   Ok did it work
User :   and one muscle relife tablet
User :   no.. its
User :   not helping..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If it is not helping with it then you might need to go for Ultrasonic massage therapy from an Occupational Therapist
Doctor :   You may need this more frequently initially
User :   ok..
Doctor :   and later the pain reduces with the exercises that the Occupational therapist suggest
Doctor :   The desk exercises are to be done once in every one hour at your desk
Doctor :   it takes just 1 or 2 minutes to do them
User :   ok
Doctor :   I shall send you a power point
Doctor :   which demonstrates them
Doctor :   to your email ID
User :   ok thanks..
Doctor :   practice them at your desk
Doctor :   or you can stick it up to the desk
Doctor :   It is a good demonstration
User :   yes i will do..
Doctor :   Hot showers when you have acute pain will reduce the pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   apply NICIP SUPER GEL on the area
Doctor :   and take a hot fomentation
Doctor :   To reduce the number of episodes and the intensity of pain episodes you have to follow the desk exercises and the other stretch exercises the Occupational therapist say to you
Doctor :   IT takes some time for you to come to normal
Doctor :   say around 4 to 6 weeks
Doctor :   but it would be really beneficial to you
Doctor :   Do not stop the exercises once you feel that you have been relieved of pain
Doctor :   You continue the exercises
User :   ok..
Doctor :   One important thing do not look at the computer screen for more than 10 minutes at a time
Doctor :   and take a stroll around in the office once in every 45 minutes
Doctor :   and do the exercises that I send you.
Doctor :   Did you follow what I say?
Doctor :   Do you have any doubts?
User :   yes doctor i m following what u said.. the same thing.. but i follow it for next 4 to 6 weeks..
User :   but i feel its something different
Doctor :   Yes begin this program immediately
Doctor :   please see an Occupational therapist or physiotherapist in your area too
Doctor :   He will demonstrate few more exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thanks doctor..
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
Doctor :   Please confirm your details to send the document
Doctor :   to yoru email ID
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 0000
User :   yes it is
Doctor :   Do you have some doubts that I should clear
User :   no actually whatever u said is i am already doing.. but i m not getting relief
Doctor :   You are doing only once in the office
User :   its increasing
Doctor :   and once in the house
Doctor :   You have to sit right infront of the computer
Doctor :   too
User :   ok
Doctor :   and the posture how to sit is alos very important
User :   i will follow ur instruction..
Doctor :   I shall send you the diagram of it
User :   each and everything what u said..
Doctor :   take of the hand rest of your seat, sit straight and relaxed
User :   hope it will help from getting out of this problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   do not support the hands on the hand rest of the chair
Doctor :   while you type
User :   yes
Doctor :   the exercises at the desk should be done once in every hour
Doctor :   See that the computer screen is 15 degree lesser to the angle you see when you see straight infront sitting
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you check for the refractive errors in the eye
Doctor :   sometimes those can cause the pain in the neck
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you wear glasses
User :   yes.. antiglare glasses
Doctor :   not that
Doctor :   for refractive errors
User :   refractive means?
Doctor :   vision errors
User :   ohh yes..
Doctor :   when was that
User :   i hve from last 5 years..
Doctor :   When did you last check?
User :   its power is. -0.5 and -0.75
Doctor :   with the error
Doctor :   You have to check for the errors once in every year
Doctor :   did the doctor tell you?
User :   yes recently i checked again
User :   its still same..
Doctor :   that too when you are working infront of comp
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this is the only problem i m facing
Doctor :   Now I shall send the documents of exercise, eye exercise and the ways to sit infront of computer
Doctor :   which you have to follow
User :   ok
Doctor :   and you have to see the Occupational or Physiotherapist
User :   ok
Doctor :   for the demonstration of exercises that you have to do in the morning
Doctor :   at your house
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you follow
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   ok
User :   done
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no doctor ..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   i will follow what u sugeested
User :   hope this will work..
User :   thanks
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