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Low back pain, MIR shows slight bulge in L4 and L5 and also in C3 and C4, plays badminton, obese, needs diet plan - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Dr
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   from past 5 Mths I had continues low back pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you elaborate the symptoms like how did it start, aggravating and relieving factors of the pain?
User :   Recently I have got an MIR done and shows a slight bulg in L4 & L5 and also in C3 & C4
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   It started when I was playing Badminton and later on I started getting mild pain at my back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your occupation?
User :   which went on increasing
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My age is 36yrs and I m working as Branch Manager with AVIVA
Doctor :   Did you see any Orthopedician and if yes may I know his advise?
User :   yes, he says
Doctor :   May I know your mode of transportation?
User :   its nothing to worry and is not serious. he has asked to visit physiotheraphy and has given a pain killer tab.
User :   Car
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you I am of the opinion that you might be suffering with spondylitis.
Doctor :   This is a condition in which due to regular wear and tear of bones and joints produces inflammation and pain.
Doctor :   And about the disc bulge, it is normally seen as the age increases and as its slight bulge nothing to worry about.
Doctor :   You can follow these measures as this will help you in reducing the symptoms: Doctor :   1. Follow regular physical exercises especially back and neck exercises.
Doctor :   you can follow them regularly while working too.
Doctor :   2. When severe pain is present you can apply hot fomentation which will help in relaxing muscles and reduces pain.
Doctor :   3. continue with the pain killers as advised by your doctor.
Doctor :   4. you can see a physiotherapist for particular exercises of back and neck.
Doctor :   Drink lots of water and consume healthy diet.
Doctor :   Maintaining healthy life style is main treatment which can heal this condition completely.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   Dr as my hight is 5.10 and weight is 86kgs.. Is this also one of the reason
User :   if yes please can you suggest me a good diet to reduce my weight
Doctor :   Yes this too can cause back ache as this has lot of pressure over the back. It is also commonly seen in tall people and requires to have strong backs.
Doctor :   We have experienced dietitians who can design Personalized Weight Management Program with Diet Menus and Exercise
Doctor :   I will make sure that a person from our customer service team calls you after this live chat and assist with your request
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I will ask the customer care executive to call you regarding the diet plan.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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