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Backache with high intensity spinal shocks. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello?
Doctor :   how can i hlep you
User :   thank you
User :   i have some extreme back pain
User :   and some spinal shocks that feel like electricity shooting up my back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since?
User :   since bout 2 hrs ago
User :   no strenuous activity or anything just out of nowhere
Doctor :   DId it start suddenly?
User :   the shocks first yea
User :   then the back pain
Doctor :   WHere were the shocks?
User :   they are in my spine from bottom to the very top
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have tingling and numbness along the legs or back
User :   tightness in my back
User :   nothing numb
Doctor :   is the tightness like a band?
User :   kinda. it makes it very difficult to move
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   age is 17. occupation is student
User :   location: XXXXXXXX
User :   just a girlfriend
Doctor :   ok were you in constant sexual activity recently
User :   3 weeks ago
User :   but no not very recent
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Are you on any medication
User :   by the way the pain is moving higher up on my back
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have pain anywhere else
User :   stomach and a headache
User :   but ive had those the past 2 days
Doctor :   How can you grade the intensity of pain on a scale of 1 to 10
User :   10 being the worst?
Doctor :   yes
User :   back pain is an 8. the shocks are a 10
Doctor :   Do you go for odd jobs?
User :   no
User :   i cant feel my left foot
Doctor :   oh ok
User :   just now
Doctor :   Take an advil 400mg (2 tablets of 200 mg each)
User :   i just took 2 aleve
User :   b4 i talked to you
User :   sorry i didnt even think of it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its ok
Doctor :   I think you can wait for a relief for one hour
Doctor :   mean time you can afford to get some hotfomentation done
User :   whats that
Doctor :   Putiing hot water bag at the back
User :   ok
User :   what if it continues to get worse?
Doctor :   or putting electric massager which can become warm
Doctor :   If it continues to be worse you got to go to emergency
Doctor :   Dont worry
Doctor :   lie on a flat surface tonight and take complete bed rest for next 2 days
Doctor :   taking Tylenol or advil
Doctor :   alternatively for pain
User :   any other reccommend medication?
Doctor :   I am not sure of other medications as I had been there long time
Doctor :   YOU dont need them anyway
User :   Ok
Doctor :   If your back pain is not getting better if
Doctor :   you take rest for 2 days completely
Doctor :   then you have to see a doc
User :   school?
Doctor :   No school
User :   O ok i guess
Doctor :   what is O
Doctor :   I dint get you
User :   "O"= Oh
Doctor :   O
User :   What country are you in?
Doctor :   I am from XXXXX
User :   Im learning about XXXXXXXX in history class
Doctor :   O
User :   there now you got it
Doctor :   :)
User :   :P thank you for your help i hope it works
Doctor :   ok bye
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