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Facing lower back pain, escalates after activity. What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Hello madam
Doctor:How are you?
User:fine mam & how about u
Doctor:I am good thank you
Doctor:How can I help?
User:mam i am facing lower back pain from last 1 month
Doctor:Does the pain travel to your legs as well?
Doctor:does it increase in a particular posture or in the evening or after some particular activity?
User:normally and after some particular activity as well
Doctor:Does your job entail long hours in front of the computer?
Doctor:What is your height and weight?
User:5"8 / 50 kg
Doctor:Is everybody in your family slim or you dont eat properly?
User:my total family is slim and we eat heavy diet
Doctor:What is your age?
Doctor:The problem seems to be due to long working hours and a bad posture
Doctor:Here's what you should be doing
Doctor:first, sit up straight when you are working in front of the computer
Doctor:second, take frequent breaks
Doctor:every 1 hour, walk around for 5 minutes
Doctor:second, make sure you have 1-2 cups of milk/curd every day
Doctor:third, for the pain right now, keep a small pillow behind your back
Doctor:if the pain is severe, hot fomentation and diclofenac gel can be applied locally
Doctor:The main thing is a correct posture
Doctor:This link will give you the right posture on how to sit in front of the computer
Doctor:Also, you must exercise daily for 50 minutes
Doctor:brisk walk/jog/swim/skip
Doctor:also some back strengthening exercises will also be useful
User:mam usally i was go to gym but now i stop from last 3 months due to this????
User:can i join the same now
Doctor:Yes you can join
Doctor:tell your trainer to do some back strengthening exercises for you
Doctor:the measures that I have suggested will help a lot
User:mam i have been taken x-ray and the report is in normal condition.
Doctor:its basically a lifestyle correction
Doctor:Other things will take care on their own
Doctor:do you follow?
User:ya i will
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:thank's for suggestioning
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
User:ok bye, thank's
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