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Periodic back and neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hi..
User :   My name is XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   i am 28 years old..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for the past 2 weeks i have been facing pains in my back and my neck
User :   upper back..and have difficulty in turning my neck
Doctor :   Is the pain periodic or continuous?
User :   i have been applying moov and spraying iodex spray for it...
User :   its periodic...
User :   after putting moov or having a painkiller it goes away..and then comes back after 8-10 hours...
Doctor :   Do you have a desk job?
User :   i spean 4-5 hrs on the desk every day
User :   and rest of the time i am travelling within the city to meet clients
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptom like swelling or burning in that area?
User :   no..
Doctor :   How do you travel? Do you have any symptom like raised sugar, BP or cholesterol?
User :   i am having a tablet called mobizox once a day to relive the pain
User :   no other health problems
Doctor :   Is it helping?
User :   i used to get stiff back sometimes when i woke up in the past...but it used to go away after exercising or playing tennis
User :   yes it helps for 10-12 hrs and then the pain returns...
Doctor :   pain in the neck can be due to many reasons as muscle pull, strain, bad posture, bone abnormality etc.
Doctor :   How do you travel?
User :   by taxi
User :   i think this is a muscle pull
User :   i got it in the past also but it went away in a week...
Doctor :   1)Get up from your desk every half an hour and stretch yourself and move.
User :   this time it has lasted for almost 2 weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   2)Do regular hot fomentation 3 times a day.
Doctor :   3)Apply Relaxyl ointment 3 times a day
User :   u mean apply a hot pack to the area where its paining...
Doctor :   Yes hot water bag.
Doctor :   4)Continue with the pain killer if required.
User :   will it have side effects...i have heard painkillers are harmful for the kidney
Doctor :   These type of pain are usually relieved by Physiotherapy, you can go for some sessions of exercises if required.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Taking pain killers for months effects the kidneys.
User :   ok..
User :   i have been taking for 2 weeks now...will take only if the pain is unbearable...else will continue with the ointment and the hot packs...
Doctor :   Also if all these things do not help you at all then you need to get it examined and also require an X ray of the neck and back to see the cause.
User :   ok...will do that...thanks doctor...
Doctor :   6)Have more of fruits and veggies in diet and drink lots of water
Doctor :   7)Always sit in a proper posture.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no thats it...thanks doctor...
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
Doctor :   Take care of yours
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