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Low back ache due to long hours of driving, analgesics - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi good evening
Doctor :   Hi good evening
User :   I am facing sleep less night due to back ach
Doctor :   May I know the duration of the back ache
User :   last one week
Doctor :   May I also know your age?
User :   31
Doctor :   ok
Did you have similar complaints in the past?
User :   yes, last3 month back also i face same problem,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is it the lower or the upper back that hurts?
User :   upper back below shoulder
User :   sholder
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is it on the right side or left side or both the sides?
User :   right
Doctor :   ok
User :   even some time both
Doctor :   I suppose you work for long hours on the net, is that so?
User :   no, but i use to drive
Doctor :   ok,
You need adequate back rest, also an X-ray of the back region would help in the diagnosis
Doctor :   Have you taken any X-ray of the back?
User :   no
User :   do i need to take
Doctor :   I suggest you to take one
Doctor :   Also meet an orthopedician
User :   fine
Doctor :   Most probably it happens due to stress on the back muscles
Doctor :   Have you stopped driving now?
User :   no
Doctor :   How long do you drive in a day?
User :   30KM approx
Doctor :   There seems to be a problem with this
User :   also i am facing pain in my wrist
Doctor :   What vehicle do you drive?
User :   Bike
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you to restrict your driving, may be even stop for some time
User :   Ok any medicines
Doctor :   Take the X-ray, take adequate rest and simple analgesics like Combiflam
User :   fine thanks
Doctor :   You can take Tab. Combiflam thrice daily after food for three 3 days
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   Ok
Doctor :   I will be available for your follow up queries if any
User :   thanks Dr.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   wishing you speedy recovery
Doctor :   bye for now
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