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Date : 14-May-2014
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User:Hey hi XXXXXXX ...
User:GA :)
User:My wife facing neck and ribs pain
User:Can you suggest me solution
Doctor:Since when is she having the pain?
Doctor:is it continuous or intermittent?
User:from 2 days back
User:she can't turn her neck and we ever moving her hands she is getting pain
Doctor:When you say rib pains, do you mean chest pain?
User:as per my understanding is she having problem with nerves
Doctor:It would be better if you can explain her symptoms.
Doctor:Sudden appearance of neck pain which gets worse with movements is usually muscle related.
Doctor:But with pain on the chest, it can be a concerning issue.
Doctor:So can you be able to explain her symptoms better?
User:ok let me try
User:from neck to both side of the hands(joint) it's paining.. it is not continuous.. it's happen whenever she moves her head or turning back..
User:no other symptoms
Doctor:Is she 28 years old?
Doctor:Has she had similar complaints in the past?
Doctor:Is she running fever?
User:no fever
User:no other symtoms...
Doctor:If she has had similar complaints in the past, since how long has it been?
User:It's happen while she is sleeping ...
User:around 1-2 days
Doctor:Has she tried any medicines now?
User:used pain killer 2 tablets...
User:daily 1
Doctor:Which one did she try? Did she feel better after it?
User:Hifenac SR
User:no not...
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Since she has had no past history of neck pain, this is most likely a muscular pain
Doctor:As you pointed out, it may have developed overnight due to improper position.
Doctor:Hifenac SR is a good antinflammatory agent; but due to its sustained release formula sometimes the effects gets diluted.
Doctor:She may instead try pain hifenac or other NSAID like diclofenac.
Doctor:These are prescription only medicine; so it would be good idea to discuss with her treating doctor before trying it.
Doctor:Alternatively, she can try topical measures first.
Doctor:Those include.
Doctor:1. Avoiding strenuous activities including moving the neck.
Doctor:2. Use heat compresses three or four times in a day.
Doctor:3. Apply topical pain balms such as relaxyl spray on the affected area.
Doctor:Muscle strains such as this will resolve in 3-5 days, some may take a week to improve.
Doctor:If the pain gets untolerable, she should visit a doctor who can plan for radiological investigations if needed.
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