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Having severe back pain . What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:i m facing too much backpain
Doctor:since when
User:2 weeks
User:Pain is in the lower back on the left side, bit upper side, right and center portion is all okay….
User:sorry on the right side
User:left is okay
Doctor:does the pain travel to the legs?
Doctor:any kind of numbness/tingling/muscle weakness?
User:no it started suddenly
User:i never felt any issue in past
Doctor:what is the nature of your job XXXXXXX
User:normal office routine
Doctor:lots of computer work?
User:sitting and travelling
Doctor:you did not hurt yourself or something right?
User:recently we have got laptops issued
User:and wehave to carry it daily
Doctor:that could be a contributing factor
User:i preferbly carri it on my right sholder
Doctor:and secondly it could be a postural problem
Doctor:Both things are there
Doctor:So there are few things you should be doing
User:what should i do
Doctor:first, buy a shoulder bag like the one we used to carry to school
Doctor:the one which you put on both shoulders
Doctor:thats first
User:i usually sit straight
Doctor:second, while sitting standing etc
Doctor:maintain a proper posture
User:and roam around for few min in every 2 hrs
Doctor:This link will tell you the proper posture to be maintained while working on the computer
Doctor:sleep straight on a firm mattress
Doctor:and keep a pillow below the knees
Doctor:or if you are lying on your side
Doctor:then a pillow between your knees
Doctor:Then, back strengthening exercises are also required
Doctor:The nature of our work is such XXXXXXX
Doctor:that our back becomes very strained
Doctor:what is your height and weight?
User:i am 5.9
User:weight around 80
User:good built
Doctor:The weight could also be contributing XXXXXXX
Doctor:You would need to lose a few kilos
Doctor:as extra weight automatically puts a strain
User:may be u rit but doc pain is very intence and it
User:it is on the right side only
Doctor:it usually starts like that
Doctor:I assume you dont have any burning urination or frequency in urination etc
User:yes no such symptoms
Doctor:then its mainly postural XXXXXXX
Doctor:right now
Doctor:Volini gel followed by hot water fomentation
Doctor:will help relieve the pain
User:shoudl i go for X XXXXXXX
Doctor:not at this stage
Doctor:nothing is required
Doctor:in all probability
Doctor:if you follow what I have told you
Doctor:You'll be much better by tonight
User:ok thanks doc
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:as of now
User:its ok i will consult u if req thanks again
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:take care
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