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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Back Pain
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Practicing since : 2005
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help u??
User :   I have a back ache since a few days
Doctor :  
ok
User :   could it be because of the mattress
User :   i have been sleeping on a cotton mattress on the floor
Doctor :  
can i ask u few questions??
User :   yes
Doctor :  
wats ur age/sex??
User :   35/male
Doctor :  
occupation??
User :   i work in a bpo - desk job
Doctor :  
how many hours do you work per day??
User :   between 8-10 on an average
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
have u seen any doctor for this problem??
User :   no...its not very acute..but is disturbing..I do not feel rested
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
have u taken any medicine??
User :   no..i changed beds - sleeping on a bed now, which has a springwel mattress
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what is ur means of transport??
User :   i drive to office
Doctor :   car/bike??
User :   car
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
nothing to worry...relax
Doctor :   we cannot blame only mattress for back ache
User :   yes..it could be due to fatigue also..but i wanted to confirm the role of the mattress...
Doctor :  
as u work for about 8-10 hours per day..by sitting ..it might be one of the reasons
User :   i have been doing that for 10 years now
Doctor :  
posture ...while sleeping,sitting very importsnt...
User :   yes...
User :   i am beginning to stoop a little while sitting..
Doctor :   eaxctly...imagine working for almost...10 hours per day for 10 years only by sitting ....will defenetly cause some stress on ur spinal cord
Doctor :  
and ur spine
User :   should i continue to sleep on cotton mattress or springwel mattress
Doctor :  
springwell matress will give u more comfort..as they are specially designed
Doctor :  
ultimately it depends upon ur comfort...
Doctor :  
dont use a pillow...avoid it as much as possible
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and while sitting also take proper support...normally as the age increases the stregnth of the bone decreases..
User :   ok
Doctor :   take calcium tablets....which will enhance the stregnth of ur bones
Doctor :  
wats ur weight??
User :   91 kgs
Doctor :   height??

User :   5'11
Doctor :  
it is better u reduce ur weight ...as ur spinal bones..have to bear ur weight...
Doctor :  
atleast some where around...80kgs
User :   yes...that's right..i am trying to.. i do not exercise at all right now
User :   any other recommendations doctor?
Doctor :   there are some stretch exerscise which will give some relief from back pain...but u make exerscise of atleast 20-30 minutes as part of ur daily life...dont do heavy exerscise...and dont lift too much weights...as ur spine is already under stress
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   welcome...
Doctor :   i will send u feedback form pls fill it
User :   done...are you a MD? or MBBS?
Doctor :   mbbs family physician
User :   ok..thanks
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   i will...
Doctor :  
bye
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