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Have acute lower back ache. Suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jul-2013
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User:hai Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have a acute lower back ache
User:can u help?
Doctor:Sure. I would like you brief me more about the problem.
User:details like?
Doctor:Can you specify since how long did you have this pain?
User:since last 2 weeks
Doctor:Can you grade the severity on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most severe pain you ever had)?
User:It aggrevates during the day
Doctor:Is the pain localised to one part or does it spreads down the legs too?
User:na its more on the lower back only
Doctor:Do you experience numbness / weakness of the legs too?
User:no not
Doctor:Do you have any problems while passing urine/stool?
User:ya constipation
Doctor:Does the pain worsen with movements such as twisting/bending?
Doctor:Have you had similar pains in the past?
User:na not
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Your occupation?
User:Company Secretray
Doctor:Thanks for providing the details.
Doctor:Lower back pain is associated with multiple conditions.
Doctor:Based on the history provided, you seems to have a less serious condition.
Doctor:It most likely is a muscular ache unrelated to spines or nerves.
Doctor:However back pain needs proper treatment to avoid future complications.
Doctor:The measures I suggest are:
Doctor:1. Adequate rest - Do not carry weight; prefer to sleep on a flat bed.
Doctor:Use lumbar support if needed.
User:Lumbar Support can u clarify what does it means
Doctor:2. Topical analgesia (pain relief) can be obtained by warm compresses (hot water bag), antiinflammatory agents like diclofenac spray (moov/iodex are herbal agents).
Doctor:Lumbar support are waist belts which can wrap around your back and abdomen.
Doctor:They prevent undue stress / movements of the back. This aids in faster improvement.
User:any specific diet suggestions?
Doctor:3. If topical agents as described above do not provide good relief, then oral drugs which can be brought by a prescription can be used.
Doctor:Some common examples are ibuprofen tablets.
Doctor:4. Inaddition to these measures, you need to practice back strengthening exercise (you can learn about these exercise on the net or from your physical trainer) to avoid future back pains.
User:k thanks.
Doctor:There are no specific diet suggestions. Restrict use of spicy die
User:need to rush for a meeting
User:will get back if pain persits
Doctor:if you are planning to use oral pain killers.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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