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Back ache, X-ray, MRI, back strengthening exercises - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi sir
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i am facing sleepless night due to backack
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from when do you have this ache ?
User :   last one week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know where is exactly is the pain
User :   below shoulder right side
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it at lower back also ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   31
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or drink
User :   smoke quited 6 month back
Doctor :   ok
User :   drink not regullary
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight
User :   5'9'' 80 kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   am i over weight
Doctor :   may i know what is the type of work you do ?
User :   i am a finincial advisior & keeps on moving through Bike...
Doctor :   ok
User :   its marketing job
Doctor :   may i know how many kms you travel approximately in a day
User :   35 KM approx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would want to give the following suggestions.
Doctor :   1. the main treatment would be rest and minimizing activity for few days
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. avoid traveling long distance by bike , instead take car/bus
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. you can take TAB.DOLO 500 mg , for pain , one tab with a gap of 6 hrs
Doctor :   or take it only if pain is severe
User :   ok
Doctor :   4.Concentrate on good back strengthening exercises , yoga , gym , will help
Doctor :   5. daily physical activity is compulsory and you must aim at loosing weight in a healthy way
Doctor :   6. avoid smoking , tea and coffee
User :   ok
Doctor :   7. go for healthy food , fruit juices and a glass of milk , it is good for bones
User :   ok
Doctor :   8. have food on time and have a lot of green vegetables added in the diet
Doctor :   for now , you need rest , this is most important
User :   thanks
User :   do i need for any xray???
Doctor :   9. also, you must use a hard mattress to sleep when you lie down , avoid soft cushion
Doctor :   i would suggest you see an orthopedician
Doctor :   more than an x ray a clinical examination will be needed and then on the doctor will suggest an MRI if needed
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions
User :   yes surely
Doctor :   ok , did i answer your questions ?
User :   yes all of them. thanks sir
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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