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Pain in the neck and shoulder, hot fomentation, X-ray suggestion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have pain in the back of neck and also in the upper part of shoulder.
Doctor :   OK
User :   It increaases when I turn my neck
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   it started 3-4 days back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and now the pain is there continuosly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes it reduces but it is there
Doctor :   OK
User :   i have advised a pain killer
User :   33
Doctor :   May I know your occupation?
User :   Paracetamol+Diclofenac
Doctor :   And also your mode of transportation?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   also have a lower back pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Travelling by?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I am working in a Software company
Doctor :   Did you suffer with any injury in the recent past?
User :   so mainly sitting in front of Comp.
User :   car
Doctor :   Did you consult any doctor for this before?
User :   no
User :   it started within last 15 days
Doctor :   Are you theree?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Were any investigations done?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I checked with Ortho. when I have back pain and he told that it is not a disc problem but may be due to posture etc
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you I am of the opinion that you might be suffering with Spondolytis.
User :   but the neck pain started this week
User :   no
Doctor :   This is inflammation of the joints producing pain and discomfort on movements.
User :   Painkiller also doesnot have any effect
Doctor :   For this you would need to get an X ray of the spine and neck along with MRI accordingly.
Doctor :   Yes might be but after seeing your Xray.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures:\
User :   should I go for MRI
Doctor :   Yes, initially X ray has to be done.
Doctor :   1. follow regular neck and back exercises.
Doctor :   yes.
User :   so only go for Xray right now
User :   for the back and neck
User :   I am doin tht
Doctor :   2. while working on the system adjust the chair height according to the level of the monitor. let the head level be at the center of the monitor.
User :   shd I go for physiotherapy
Doctor :   Physiotherapy also might help.
Doctor :   While working too you can exercise your neck.
Doctor :   As you are already on pain killers you can continue them.,
Doctor :   Apply hot fomentation to your back.
User :   ok
User :   is there any painkiller
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes you can use a hot towel or a hot bag.
User :   I am using hot towel
User :   it give relief for 1-2 hours
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