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Pulled muscle in the neck causing pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   For the past week and a half I have had this neck pain and stiffness that radiates up to the base of my skull; This pain and accompanying stiffness progressively becomes worse starting at around 6:00-7:00pm each evening.
What is going on?
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   can you rate the pain from 1 to 10?
User :   it is progressively more intense as the evening wears on; Begins as a 2 and rapidly progressively an 8.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When the pain increases you have any associated symptoms like
Doctor :   blurring of vision
User :   no.
Doctor :   nausea or vomiting
User :   none.
Doctor :   Increased heart rate.
Doctor :   breathlessness.
User :   no.
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give me your age, gender?
User :   male, 48
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Your occupation?
User :   sales.
Doctor :   Does that include long hours in front or computer/ desk?
Doctor :   'of
User :   no, it includes driving and lifting.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How did the pain start?
Doctor :   sudden or gradual ?
User :   gradual.
Doctor :   Did you take any medication for it?
User :   Aleve, Ibuprophen
Doctor :   Did it help?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   The mold count, here in Texas is extremely high right now; Could this be a factor?
User :   I am allergic to mold.
Doctor :   Doesn't look like.
Doctor :   It could be a pulled muscle,
Doctor :   or pinched nerve.
User :   Every evening at the same time?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   I play tennis and have been stretching my shoulders and neck in preparation.
Doctor :   That could also be the reason
Doctor :   That is a pulled muscle .
Doctor :   You can consult a orthopedic/ GP for further assistance ?
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