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Cure for acute pain of the spine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am a 24 year ld male and 5-6 times a year my side/back arund my waist will hurt a 10 on the pain scale for about 2 seconds...this morning it lasted half an hour and i couldn't get off the bathroom floor. any idea what it may be or the severity of the situatin?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxx
User :   hello
Doctor :   Are you able to sit and type?
Doctor :   Are you able to walk on the floor?
User :   yes, the pain is subsiding a bit now
User :   i can walk while holding the wall
Doctor :   Does the pain radiate into the thighs?
User :   n its at my waist halfway between my spine and side
User :   its always the same spot and only in that specific location
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain you clearly
Doctor :   A pain of this nature should never be ignored
Doctor :   though it last a few moments
Doctor :   Now the pain has progressed in severity
Doctor :   It could be spinal origin pain
User :   so i should see someone immediatley?
Doctor :   During any acute attack of pain,
Doctor :   Follow these
Doctor :   Yes you should see the doctor immediately
Doctor :   For future care
Doctor :   1) Rest important , complete except the bowels and bladder use
Doctor :   2) Sleep straight on firm mattress with no pillow
Doctor :   3) Ice cube
Doctor :   over the are
Doctor :   When the pain partially relieves moving to the ER is advised
User :   ok, thank you. my mther suggested icy-hot, and i thught it was worse than that
Doctor :   Do not take any more chance
Doctor :   Get tested
Doctor :   and probably you need Spinal Xray
Doctor :   or an MRI of the spine
Doctor :   to determine the severity
User :   ok, thanks so much
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