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Pain in the neck, headache, hypertension, exercises and salt restriction in diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi good morning doctor
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i m feeling pain in my neck
Doctor :   ok
User :   and headache also
Doctor :   may i know your age
User :   its 28
Doctor :   may i know your gender
User :   male
Doctor :   since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   last one month
User :   yesterday my B.P. was 150
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you describe the headache/
User :   yes mam
Doctor :   Bp is measured as 120/80 mm hg, could you recollect your value in this format?
User :   99/150
Doctor :   ok
User :   doc inject me stamtle
Doctor :   do you have a history of high blood pressure?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any history of diabetes or high cholesterol?
User :   pain started from lower part of neck and goes to head
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   my sholders r also paining
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what did the doctor suggest you
User :   doc suggest me about some cervicle type problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   may spell r not propert
Doctor :   did he mean cervical spondylosis?
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   i will understand
User :   he suggest me to walk 200 mint in week
User :   ok
User :   tell me now wat i have to do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know the nature of your work
User :   a m a branch head
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you sit for long in front of the computer
User :   so i m sitting and travelling
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know how you travel daily to work
User :   and when i am out of branch than all the time travelling
User :   120k.m.
User :   thats minimum
Doctor :   how do you travel ? by bike or car
User :   local by bike and out of station by bus
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no smoke no alcohal
Doctor :   let me explain first to deal with the neck pain
User :   k
Doctor :   with the history your giving , i would think of it to be related to your work and travel
User :   k
Doctor :   these measures would help you oover come it
User :   k
Doctor : must avoid two wheeler for sometime
User :   one thing more i m not sleeping properly due no neck and headache
Doctor :   2. always make sure you adopt the right posture at work
User :   ok done
Doctor :   i will come to the headache after this
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. you must choose a comfortable chair and most importantly do not sit in same posture for more than half hour
User :   can you tell me wat is right posture
Doctor :   take sufficient breaks when you are at work
User :   ok
Doctor :   the right posture would be to sit with a good back support with your back straight and supported
User :   ok
Doctor :   taking breaks will relax the muscles
Doctor :   4. you can try neck exercises . rotation exercise for 5 times
Doctor :   avoid forward bending of your neck
User :   ok
Doctor :   apart from this when you get home also make sure you watch tv in the right posture
Doctor :   your bedding must be of a semi soft or a hard mattress
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid soft cushioned one
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can also buy this cervical pillow which can be used as a good neck support as a replacement for your regular oillow
Doctor :   apart from this , you can also try daily physical activity , yoga and mediation
User :   where it will be available
Doctor :   they will reduce all pain and neck stiffness
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can ask a pharmacist to get it for you
User :   ok
Doctor :   or an orthopedician will get it
User :   ok
Doctor :   reduce coffee, tea and aerated drinks
User :   ok
Doctor :   i also recommend an examination from an orthopedician
Doctor :   he will teach you many more exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the pain is too much takeTab.Dolo 500 mg one tab half hour after meals only when needed
Doctor :   now coming to your headache
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know for how many hours do you sleep
User :   5 to 6 hours normaly
Doctor :   that is not enough
Doctor :   you must try and sleep for 8 hr
User :   may i know why
User :   8 hr is enough mam
Doctor :   8 hrs is needed for a good life
Doctor :   since your sleeping only for 6 hrs
Doctor :   it may be causing you the headache
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   also high blood presure may also be the cause
Doctor :   you must start medicines as suggested by doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   and take it regularly
User :   ok
Doctor :   i hope you now the salt restriction in the diet also needs to be followed
User :   ya i know
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   also keep monitoring your blood pressure often
User :   can you provide me diet chart
Doctor :   it must be in the range of 120/80mm hg
Doctor :   sure
User :   i m over weight also
Doctor :   we have a dietitian on our panel
Doctor :   she will design a personalized diet chart for you
Doctor :   our customer team will call you for dietappointment details in some time
User :   thanks
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me
User :   actualy i really need it
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
User :   bye bye
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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