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Having frequent cramps at the back. Underlying cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:I am Dr Mazumdar
User:Hi Dr Mazumdar this is XXXXXXX from Bangalore
User:I have a query about my back pain
Doctor:pl go ahead
Doctor:I can assist you to take a good decision here
User:Since one month I am getting frequent crams on my back. This happens over night
Doctor:Does it pain even in the morning
User:I will be perfectly alright when I sleep but moring when i get up ill have the crams
User:Yes it does pain in the morning some times over the day ill get alright but some times i will have the pain for days
Doctor:What is your age?
Doctor:Does anyone else in the family has this problem?
User:few days back i had this problem i consulted a ortho he prescribed me some muscle relaxants and I got well and now i have the same probelm again
Doctor:was an Xray done?
User:I am 29yrs old and no one in my family have this problem. This problem has started recently say a month
User:no no Xray was done
Doctor:You should get the Xray of the lower spine done
Doctor:YOu can take the same relaxants
Doctor:You should learn to work infront of computer
User:Sure will get an x-ray done
Doctor:You should get up from the desk once every 15 minutes
Doctor:more than that your muscles go into spasm and cause more pain
User:Oh ok
Doctor:You need to take hot water showers twice a day
User:sure will do
Doctor:it relaxes the muscles
Doctor:You should keep a cushion support on the chair
Doctor:You should not use laptop without work station
Doctor:definitely not on bed, chair etc
Doctor:YOu should learn to sit straight
Doctor:and work
Doctor:You should do early morning yoga and some muscle stretching
User:Sure i shall follow this
Doctor:Your spine may go into degenerative changes soon
User:I do yoga
Doctor:and this condition is irreversible
User:but because of this pain I am not able to do it everyday
Doctor:You can take calcium supplements
Doctor:SHELCAL 500mg, twice a day
User:twice means one in the morning and one at night?
User:Can i continue to use mobizox which was prescribed ealier
Doctor:Yes but sparingly
Doctor:You should take Tab OMEZ 20mg along with Mobizox
User:Ok Thanks a lot doctor
Doctor:Let me know after a week after doing the exercise and sitting modifications
User:Will follow all your advise and get back to you if I need anything more :)
Doctor:Thanks for being here
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Thanks doc :)
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