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Suffering from persisting neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor, good evening
User :   nice to meet you
User :   I had a query for my husband.... he is having severe neck pain from past 3 yrs.... in a week for 2 days he will have severe pain and then for the remaining days is becomes normal.....
User :   i've tried all types of balms on his neck
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me give you a step wise approach.
User :   ok
User :   plz let me know y he is getting that pain
Doctor :   Yes, May I know his age please ?
User :   27 yrs
Doctor :   And where exactly he is having neck pain, right, left or center?
Doctor :   Does he drive regularly or travel a lot ?
User :   ya he travels a lot
Doctor :   And does he do a job where he has to sit in front of a computer ?
User :   he has neck pain, above the neck... behind the ears
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he has to sit in front of a computer
User :   for whole 8 hours
Doctor :   Ok,I would recommend you some steps : Doctor :   Before taht have you ever consulted an ortho for this problem, and did they advise you for any x-ray or mri scan ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   we never took it seriously
Doctor :   1. Please get a X-Ray PA View of Cervical Spine.
User :   k
Doctor :   2. Please use the following medication : User :   ok
Doctor :   Powergesic gel everyday before bed, do not massage too hard.
Doctor :   And apply warm water sponging on it.
User :   is that the name of the gel
Doctor :   Yes.
User :ok
Doctor :   Also if the pain is too much then ask him to take a Powergesic tab. once SOS.
User :ok
Doctor :   3. I would recommend you too get back to me with the x-ray report within a week, as it may worsen if you keep delaying.
Doctor :   4. please do noy use pillow underneath.
Doctor :   5. Use a cervical pillow which is good for neck posture.
User :   ok
Doctor :   5. Please use a flat bed , instead of spring or too much foam mattress.
Doctor :   A coir one is recommendable.
User :   as of now we are using bed filled with cotton
User :   and coir
Doctor :   6. Please ask him to avoid any jerky movements, sudden turning or etc.
Doctor :   That is better.
Doctor :   Please let me know in a week's time.
Doctor :   he has to be very careful, as it can be a disc bulge or prolapse, so better be cautious.
User :   oh ok
User :   let me know how do i need to reach the X-ray report to you
Doctor :   And ask him to avoid exercises or wait training or any weight lifting for some time.
Doctor :   Please scan and send it to
User :   ok... everyday he just goes for jogging
Doctor :   Also x-ray lateral view of cervical spine.
Doctor :   That is fine.
User :   X-Ray PA View of Cervical Spine and x-ray lateral view of cervical spine
Doctor :   But lets see after the x-ray, if anything else has to be suggested.
Doctor :   Exactly.
User :   ok... in the subject line do i need to mention your name
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.Take care.
Doctor :   Yes , you can.
User :   k... thanks a lot for the info... will surely get back to you
Doctor :   That would be more easy.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   ok.... sure i'll do that then
Doctor :   Thank you, bye.
User :   Bye
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