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Back pain. How to reduce it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Oct-2013
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User:hey sorry , dint check the reply
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:problem is , i have a back pain problem,
User:can you please help me to reduce this
User:daily i travel in bike at least for 2 hours
User:may be because of this it happens
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:age 30
Doctor:Since when are you having the problem?
User:from past 3-4 months
Doctor:Where exactly is this pain?
Doctor:Upper back or lower back?
User:i just take a pain killer,,then for few days it will be fine, then same problem
User:both(Upper back and lower back)
Doctor:Please grade the pain on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most severe pain you ever had)?
User:i can grade this as 5, but some times if turn left or right it will be 10, and some times when i wake from sleep it will be 10
Doctor:This pain may be due to muscular ache probably aggravated with travel.
Doctor:You need to avoid too much travel.
Doctor:Take other means of travel if you need to.
Doctor:In addition you need to make sure to keep weight under control.
Doctor:Practice back strengthening exercise
Doctor:which can be learnt at a physiotherapist centre.
Doctor:Take pain medicine whenever needed.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:my weight is between 60 to 65,
User:travel i dont have any other choice
User:exercise i do regularly in morning for 15 mins only, but not tried back strengthening exercise
User:will do this
Doctor:Concentrate on back strengthening exercise
User:taking medicine all the time hope this will not effect me
User:in other means
User:sure will concentrate on back strengthening exercise
Doctor:and try other means of travel for a month or two - public transport or autorickshaw
Doctor:Frequent pain medicine can cause gastritis
Doctor:and very long duration can affected renal problems.
Doctor:Use only when needed.
User:travelling other means, there is no chance, because me and my wife both travel together to office
User:sure will follow the steps,
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thanks for your help
User:not as if now
User:thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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