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I had neck pain before for that I took medication & now the pain is started again

Am 26 year old, working as a design engineer. I ll be seeing computer monitor for 8-10 hrs daily. I do daily exercise, move my body postures often when at work to keep fit. I had neck pain before for that i took medication and changed my pillow to soft one. It reduced. Now the pain is started, i always foresee pain in right side of neck. Is this because of work or sleeping posture? also will calcium tablets help me out in this ? what kind of treatment you suggest for this ? i take milk products daily. Neck pain started from past one year.
Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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Hi,
A common cause of neck pain for a person of your age and profession is postural problem. May be you need to sit right.
- The monitor should be centered at the level of your head.
- The elbows should rest at 90 degrees over the table.
- try stretching your neck in all directions possible every hour to keep them flexible.
- apply analgesic sprays or hot water bags in times of crisis.
- in case of weakness or numbness in your arms, please consult an Orthopedician.

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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Suhani Sethi's  Response
consult a physio.
try neck isometric exercises.
also Neck ROM and stretching exercises will help.
practice chin tucks.
shoulder retraction and protraction will also help
hot water fomentation twice a day will be useful.
frequent neck movements in between Ur work are essential.
pay attention to your posture.
sit erect, dont stoop.


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It is most likely due to your posture and long hours of working on computer. I am having same problem since 2 years. Keeps changing in severity but some pain and stiffness is always there. One year back i met a doctor for this problem. He gave lots of medicine and asked to go for physiontherapy. I took medicines for 2 weeks but never took physio as it was very time taking affair. Pain reduced at that time but did not go away completely. Calcium n all is not going to help. Rub some gel like relaxyl at night. That helps me and see if u can follow all the good posture advice. I try to follow as far as posible.

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It can be due to your computer work, or may be poor posture while sleeping or might be due to a more serious reson like spondylosis. Get yourself and appintment with orthopedician, i guess it will help you better to solve the problem.

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