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Having a stiff lower back and pains at the end of day. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Sep-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Back Pain
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr.
User:i have a stiff lower back
User:and pains by EOD
User:by the time we leave for home from office
User:& in morning when i get up the ankels also get very stiff & pain
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Please proceed with your concerns.
User:seek your advise
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:male/ 32
Doctor:Since when have you noticed these symptoms?
User:year or so
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor for this problem?
User:no not yet
Doctor:Do you have any other medical problems?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Muscular aches which are the most common cause of back aches is now a days frequently seen in young men especially tuned to sedentary/computer based jobs.
Doctor:However occurrence of stiffness and limited movements along with the pain is concerning.
Doctor:It needs to be evaluated further.
Doctor:It is essential that we make sure you are not dealing with arthritis per se.
Doctor:In such case, I usually request for investigations like complete blood count, ESR, C-RP and X-ray of back to start with.
Doctor:This off course is done after detailed clinical examination.
Doctor:Hence my opinion is that you need to be investigated further through an orthopedician.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Please visit any orthopedic surgeon available nearest at the earliest.
Doctor:If deemed necessary finish the initial examination and test as described earlier, we can plan further treatment.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:"Ok, thanks for guiding
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Gd Bye
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