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Chronic back pain and symptoms of slip disc - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   HI I'm suffering from a chronic back pain.
User :   I've consulted few doctors but noone is able to tellme proper anwer.
Doctor :   Since when are you suffering from it and Which area of your Back is hurting you
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   its lower back pain, and its around 8-9 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   xxxxx, 25 yrs, Male, Bangalore, Single, 80Kg, 6 feet.
Doctor :   What is your nature of Work and how do you Commute
User :   I'm a xxxxx, and as i'm in this profession from last 10 months, the pain episode are frequent.
User :   Previously the pain was not so frequent, but it occurs frequently.
Doctor :   do you use a Bike or travel in Car
Doctor :   Any other portion other than your lower Back that Hurts
User :   I use bike. no other place only the lower most portion of back, in center.
User :   I'm afraid of disk problem, as one doctor said it is, but now I consulted a orthopediac, he said its just strain.
Doctor :   Have you consulted an Orthopedician in this regard before to rule out any Disc related issues
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there are Back exercises that you can do for 15 XXXXXXXX day and they will yield good results
Doctor :   Lye down on your Back and With your Shoulders placed Firmly on the Floor Try to arch your Body Up With your Foot forming the Firm on the otherend
Doctor :   Next would be the Hand Knee Position
Doctor :   and once in this position try to arch your Back High up trying to form a Bow
User :   it pains, if I try to bend forward.
Doctor :   Try lifting both your Legs above with your back on to the Ground simultaneously
Doctor :   Have you got X-Ray or an MRI done to Rule out Slip Disc
User :   not yet, for that reason only I consulted a Ortho-surgeon, he ruled out the possibility as he examined me by bending in all directions
Doctor :   Yes it can be ruled out by examinations alone but since you are having persisting kind of pain i would suggest you to get the MRI of Lower back done Since even X-Ray might not be Conclusive enough it will be needed.
User :   OK I'll go for that
User :   can you let me know the symptoms of slip disk
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Doctor :   Pain in the Area of the Slip Disc
Doctor :   Radiating kind of pain
Doctor :   Traveling Down from the Area of involvement
User :   ya that true
User :   the pain doesn't travel down but just persists at the place only
Doctor :   Pain is particularly aggrevated if there is any movement involving the Joint
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Also called as non Specific pain since there are no Obvious Causes
Doctor :   are you there xxxxx
User :   ya
User :   sir
Doctor :   Regular low-impact aerobic activities รข?? those that don't strain or jolt your back
Doctor :   increase strength and endurance in your back and allow your muscles to function better.
Doctor :   Is your Mail Id correct
User :   OK
User :   ya thats correct
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   If your a Smoker then you might need to try and Quit Smoking since that
Doctor :   would affect the healing process in your Back
User :   Smoking I've quit around 6 months completely
Doctor :   Choose a seat with good lower back support, arm rests and a swivel base.
Doctor :   that is Good
User :   OK doctor thanks very much.
Doctor :   place a pillow or rolled towel in the area of your back to maintain its normal curve.
Doctor :   You are Wlecome xxxxx
User :   Ididnt get the feedback form, where do I have to fill it.
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Doctor :   thats all
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   Ya I did it.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that you wish to ask
User :   ya just one thing, is it ok to take painkiller with MR combination
Doctor :   Yes but do not get Hooked on to it
User :   currently I'm usng imesulide with tizanidine.
User :   No not hooking kind of but once or twice a week
Doctor :   Since it' s Habit forming and never going to resolve the issue
Doctor :   yes that will be ok Make sure its always after food to avoid any Acidity
User :   OK
User :   any precaution to be taken
Doctor :   With regard to
User :   this pain
Doctor :   What are you asking this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   No sudden or Jerking Movements of your Back is the Basic
Doctor :   that you need to keep in Mind
Doctor :   Try not to Bend Down from your Hip Below while Standing
Doctor :   since that would aggravate the condition
User :   OK
Doctor :   If you have to Pick up Some thing From teh Floor
Doctor :   Always try to Sit and Pick it up
User :   Got it doctor thanks for the valuabel time and advice.
User :   have a nice day.
Doctor :   You to have a Great Week end Bye for now
User :   Bye
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