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Severe pain due to spondylosis causing improper sleep - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX hre
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi Doc, I am having spondolosis and suffering swever pain in the neck which radiates to the chest and the back. I am unable to sleep well at night and the day is very painful. I have not done anything except a few excersises half heartdly. plese help
Doctor :   Since when are you having spondolosis? Also may i know your age?
User :   i am 56 years male, weight about 93Kgs height 6 ft.
Doctor :   Did you get the X ray done for it?Since when are you having spondolosis?
User :   I did xrays about 12 months ago, said something li C5 to C7 but at that time I did not feel as much as I am going through today.
Doctor :   Spondylosis requires proper exerecises, medications and collar for treatment.
User :   Would I need to seek help of a Ortho, or should I consult a physio
Doctor :   1)You can take Imoplus for pain relief.
Doctor :   2)Consult a physiotherapist for neck exercises and later you need to0 practice then at home.
User :   Please advise ponteency and the period along with number per day, will this induce sleep
Doctor :   3)Apply hot water bag 3 times a day .
Doctor :   You can tale 3 times a day and it will not induce sleep
Doctor :   4)You can get a neck collar for restricting the movement but you need to get it evaluated first.
Doctor :   You can get it examined by an orthopaedic first to see the present condition and examine it , since it has been a year from your last consultation and he may then advise you for physiotherapy exercises.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Regrets, I was not attentive whilel you were typing. I will start with taking your prescription. As you are aware we are at work and will be able to apply hot water bottle only at night, can I use some gel to get relief? For how long do I take these tablets, as I will be out of station starting 24sept10 and will not return until 18Oct10.
Doctor :   4)You can apply Relaxyl ointment. Also apply hot water bottle whenever you can.
Doctor :   You can take these tablets whenever pain is there but exercises are the main treatment for this.
User :   Doc please advise me for how long do I need to take these tablets and the strenght of the tablets.
Doctor :   You can take in 500 mg strength and can be taken for pain relief as and when required for few months.
Doctor :   Pain relievers can relieve you of the pain but i just want to explain that they are not the ultimate treatment for it and Spondylosis pain can be cured by exercises only. Also pain killers are just a symptomatic treatment for some time and not curative.
Doctor :   They can be taken for few months and so on but in the long run they do have side effects on other body organs so do not just rely on them
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   Perfectly. Thanks a lot for your advise, I will do the needful, I will see and ortho only on my return. Thanks for your time and advise. end chat.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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