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Diet and exercise to reduce back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I experience back pain these days,
User :   I met with a minor accident a month back, and could that be a cause for it,
User :   I am little over weight
Doctor :   and What kind of work you Do?
User :   Software..,Mostly sitting and coding
Doctor :   After the accident did u had any xarys of the back?
User :   They took X-ray on the pelvis and told it is normal
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Your back pain iscoming from the strain on back
User :   but i experienced some sort of back pain mostly on the muscle for a week and it went off
Doctor :   There are lot of risk factors which needs to addressed
Doctor :   Usually when there is any stress on back muscles u get the pain
Doctor :   To keep the back muscles in tone you need take some precautions
Doctor :   1. constant sitting at work will put strain on back
Doctor :   So you need to take frequent breaks during work
Doctor :   I recommend min every 1 hr
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Back stretching exercises will keep the muscles n tone
Doctor :   best exercises for back muscles are : Yoga techniques
Doctor :   No 3. You said your weight is above normal
Doctor :   that puts stress on back muscles
Doctor :   I recommend weight loss
Doctor :   for this 1 you need to do exercise min 30 min daily min 5 times a wk
Doctor :   2. low fat diet
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   yes,
User :   Something like oat meal for breakfast..
Doctor :   these tips helps in long run
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   one cup of rice and 2 chapatis + curd _+1 1/2 cup vegetables
Doctor :   both for lunch and dinner
Doctor :   Are you with me ?
Doctor :   When you have severe pain, you can put heating pads
User :   heating pads?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   They are available in general stores
Doctor :   They work with power supply
Doctor :   Once you plug in they get heated
Doctor :   then you can wrap around the back
Doctor :   and take pain killers when severe
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other Qs?
User :   Thanks for your time.,
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye, Have a nice day
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