What Does ChatGPT-4 Say About Neck Pain?

What Does ChatGPT-4 Say About Neck Pain?

ChatGPT-4 is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot developed by a research organization that is a consortium of large tech companies, OpenAI.  The consortium is dedicated towards creating advanced AI and ChatGPT based on the Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4 (GPT-4) language model, the latest version of the GPT series. The difference between the latest and previous version of the GPT model is that it was trained on a massive amount of text data with up to 100 trillion parameters in addition to relying on a large multimodal model, including image and text inputs while emitting text outputs. The app can be downloaded to your phone for a small fee or you can use ChatGPT 3 for free (https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt).

I asked ChatGPT-4 how to treat new onset back pain…here was the answer:

Back pain is a common problem that can be caused by a range of factors, including poor posture, muscle strain, injury, or underlying medical conditions. Here are some things you can do to relieve back pain:

1. Rest: Try to rest your back and avoid any activities that cause pain or discomfort.

2. Heat or Cold: Applying heat or cold to the affected area can help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Ice is generally used for the first 48-72 hours, and then heat can be applied.

3. Exercise: Exercise, including stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve the flexibility and strength of the back muscles to prevent future pain. Try low-impact exercises like walking, yoga, or swimming.

4. Pain Relievers: Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), can help to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

5. Posture Correction: Ensure that you maintain good posture at all times; sit and stand up straight.

6. Lumbar Support: Use a lumbar cushion or roll to support your lower back when sitting, and ensure that your bed is supportive and comfortable.

If your back pain is severe or persists for more than a few days, it is recommended to see a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and treatment.

As a Neurosurgeon, this was an excellent response to the question and in fact, first line therapy for new onset neck pain.