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Back pain,advised to stop gym - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   I am suffering from back pain in lats
User :   since june 2009
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location, occupation
Doctor :  
please provide your height and current weight
User :   I have consulted a doctor in june 09, and he told me to take a rest
User :   my height is 5.6 and weight around 65
User :   kgs
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I have joined GYM in may 09, from that time onwards i m suffering from pain
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
were the exercises in gym supervised by the instructor?
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation
User :   yes
User :   my age @ 29 yrs, Male,& I m a software Engg
Doctor :   your weight for height is ideal
User :   ok
User :   as per advice, i have taken a physiotherapy for 10 days.. even that cant get rid of this pain
Doctor :  
was any MRI taken?
User :   no..!
User :   he has taken a spinal cord X ray... and he told that its fine
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
MRI picks up all minute details too which x-ray cannot pick.
Doctor :   i suggest that you take an MRI of whole spine
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and see if there is any problem in the surrounding tissues
User :   ok
Doctor :  
which might be causing the pain
Doctor :  
in the meantime stop the gym
User :   however i dont have pain in spinal cord..
Doctor :  
and all activities that lead to the back pain
Doctor :  
do only stretching exercises
User :   or exactly back pain...
Doctor :  
ok
User :   the area of LATS (near back of shoulder)
User :   i get lost of pain in that area
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
that could be due to lifting of weight sand exercises that have put a strain on those muscles
User :   when I breathe in too deeply, even i get pain
User :   please suggest, what kind of treatment is available for this
Doctor :   i have told you that we need to do and MRI to see if teh tissues other than bone are involved in this
Doctor :  
and then look at what treatment options to follow
User :   ok
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   what cost would involved into MRI scan?
Doctor :  
it will depend on where you are taking the scan
Doctor :  
it varies from Rs 3500-5000
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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