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Severe neck pain. Need suggestion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Oct-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User: This is XXXXXXX
Doctor:Hope you are doing well
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Sure Thanks. I have bad neck pain
Doctor:sorry about it
Doctor:have you taken any treatment for it?
User:i consulted doctor. But there was nothing in the tests
User:so didnt under go any treatment
User:but now it has become very bad
User:what do you suggest ?
Doctor:what is your age?
Doctor:since when do you have the neck pain?
User:2 years
User:met with an accident 2 yrs back
Doctor:oh ok
User:thats when the pain started.
Doctor:so this pain is present since past 2 years, right?
Doctor:Have you got an x-ray of the neck done?
User:it was clear
Doctor:Have you done the x-ray recently when your pain worsened?
User:nope. not recently
Doctor:I would suggest you to get an x-ray done now
Doctor:You could XXXXXXX an orthopedician after this
Doctor:Meanwhile, you can use a cervical collar for neck support
Doctor:You should not use any pillow while sleeping
Doctor:give complete rest to your neck
Doctor:You can use local analgesic gel like Jonac
Doctor:It will give you pain relief
Doctor:If the pain is severe, you can take crocin or other oral tablets
Doctor:But, complete rest is very important
User:rest ?
User:can i take ultra set XXXXXXX and XXXXXXX ?
Doctor:that is a better pain killer as well
Doctor:Get well soon
User:but what would be permanent cure for this ?
Doctor:If things worsen, then we can think further about an MRI
Doctor:It depends on the underlying cause
Doctor:If it is spondylosis of the neck, treatment is symptomatic with neck physiotherapy
Doctor:If there is disc compression, surgical procedure would be required
Doctor:do you have more queries?
Doctor:are you done with the chat for now?
User:ya thanks
Doctor:take care
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:bye for now
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