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Posture related neck and shoulder pain, spondylitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hi
User :   I wanted to talk to some one regarding my neck and shoulder problem
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Sure, I can help you within my expertise and if required I can suggest you to an Orthopedician.
User :   i am a banker and i often have pain in my neck and shoulders i use some pain relieving ointment like systaflam but that's temporary relief.
User :   i have trouble sleeping at night bcoz no matter how i sleep i wake up with pain next morning.i try sleeping on my side and dont even take pillow.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i consulted a doc he advised me some pain killer and multi vitamin.
User :   tell me som permanent cure!!
User :   ok?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am 27
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you.
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   i am banker s
Doctor :   May I know your occupation?
User :   i think when i m stressed it is more... but if i sit or lie down in uncomfortable position for some time it hapepns
Doctor :   May I know how this condition started, when does it increase and relives, any injury in the recent past?
Doctor :   Does your occupation require you work on system for long hours?
User :   my job requitres me to sit as well go out.
Doctor :   OK
User :   i try to do the shoulder roatation exercise every now and then but not daily and diligently.
User :   no medicine..
Doctor :   Do you follow any regular physical exercises?
Doctor :   OK
User :   i think the prob happned first wen i was gyming some 4 yrs ago.
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does any body in your family suffering with similar symptoms?
User :   i feel like getting a massage.
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel you might be suffering with Spondylitis of the neck.
User :   wat to do/
Doctor :   This is due regular work in a position leading to inflammation of the bones and joints producing pain.
User :   ok. tell me..
Doctor :   It would be better to see an Orthopedician as a X ray of the neck would be required and to be treated accordingly.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: Doctor :   1. Regular neck and back physical exercises is a must.
Doctor :   you can also follow them while working.
User :   how to sleep? what is best position to sleep?
Doctor :   you can try neck rotation exercises and back strengthening exercises.
User :   like hot water bottle??
Doctor :   2. Can apply Diclofenac gel over the area for pain relief.
Doctor :   3. Hot fomentation will also be helpful as this reduces the inflammation and relieves pain.
User :   ok..
User :   ok.
Doctor :   4. Avoid hard pillows and can use semi soft pillows. Can also use cervical pillows which are available in the pharmacy stores.
Doctor :   Not hot water bottle, but hot water bag, make sure its bearable temperature.
User :   ok..wat x ray should i get?
Doctor :   5. Continue pain killer tablets as advised by your doctor.
User :   is it totally curable????
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   It would X ray of the neck which will be advised by the orthopedician when you visit him.
User :   ok. thank you..
Doctor :   Yes, regular exercises will help in symptom free period once the exact cause is known.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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