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Remedy for persisting neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello
User :   Iam getting pain through out the neck
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is the problem with me?
Doctor :   can you tell this in detail
User :   yes
User :   Since one week I am getting alot of pain in neck, am feeling uneasy to put my head straight
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   Age: 28 Gender: M Occupation: xxxxxx Location:Bangalore Marital Status: single Dependants: xxxxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   other than drinking vocationally I dont have any other habits
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies?
User :   as of my knowledge NO
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it the pain in the neck or throat that you are mentioning?
User :   both
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long?
User :   pain is always there
User :   it will not show up when I sleep
Doctor :   how did it start with?
Doctor :   was it suddenly or gradually
User :   one day I was going in a semi sleeper bus for a long journey and I kept my head crossed while sleeping
Doctor :   ok
User :   since than it started and not at all stopping
Doctor :   Have you had any similar problems in the past?
User :   yes
Doctor :   when ws the last time?
User :   year ego I was having the same problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   but it stopped suddenly and again started now
Doctor :   is there any restriction of movements of the neck?
User :   yes
User :   I cant move my neck
Doctor :   what are thopse?
User :   It gives pain
Doctor :   is the moementa in all the directions give the pain?>
User :   soe time \s right directions and some time left
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor/Taken any medication?
User :   along with this I have a head ache
User :   no I havent seen doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking any medicines?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   any difficulty in swallowing?
User :   some times I feel
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the history that you are providing
Doctor :   there are fewe causes which can present like this
Doctor :   the most probable would be
Doctor :   the contraction of the muscles around the spine
Doctor :   which happens when there is a sudden thud
Doctor :   as a part of body's protective mechanism
Doctor :   in protecting the spine
User :   what is the remedy for this
User :   ?
Doctor :   few home remedies that you can follow
Doctor :   ase hot compresses over the neck
Doctor :   use
User :   u mean to say heat the neck portion
Doctor :   not heating exactly
Doctor :   with some hot water bag you can press on the neck , not heat directly over the neck
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can follow slight stretching exercises of the neck( stop immediately if you fee; uncomfortable)
Doctor :   or if the pain increases
User :   ok
User :   this is not a seriuos problem right?
Doctor :   from the history that you have provided this doesn't seem to be serious
Doctor :   but if this persists even on following this few home remedies
Doctor :   you need to immediately consult an orthopedician
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done.
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help you with?
User :   no
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
Doctor :   are you there?
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