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Low back pain,strained muscles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Thanks Doctor..
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From last week i have a back pain...
Doctor :  
Ok
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Is it in the lowerback?
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please suggest me what i have to do for this
User :  
yes...
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May I know your age, height and weight?
User :  
sure.. Age: 26, Hieght: 5.11, Weight: 68Kgs
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Ok
Doctor :   Do you travel on 2 wheeler?
User :  
Nope.. i stopped from last 18 months... Now by Volvo
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Doctor :  
Low back pain is not a specific disease. Rather, it is a symptom that may occur from a
variety of different processes.
User :  
Hmmm ok
Doctor :   Back pain most often occurs from strained muscles and ligaments, from improper or heavy
lifting, or after a sudden awkward movement. Sometimes a muscle spasm can cause back pain.
User :  
Okay...
Doctor :   Avoid prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, and repetitive bending and twisting motions.
User :  
Hmmm i didnt do such things from last week.. infact it my same daily routien... This back pain is from last week only.. how come?
Doctor :   Ok
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But low back strain could be due to any of the cause I mentioned earlier
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The things to avoid is to improve and prevent further worsening
User :  
Hmmm ok...
Doctor :   When you rest, lie on a firm surface such as a good mattress, a mattress with a bed board under it, or the floor.
User :  
hmmm ok
Doctor :   Acute back pain can find ice packs helpful, at least during the first two or three days
User :  
ahhhh.... i see..
Doctor :   Apply cold to the spots that hurt most for 10รข??20 minutes three to four times a day.
Doctor :   After a few days, switch to a hot pack or heating pad on a similar schedule.

Doctor :   I will also send you an educational brochure regarding the same by tomorrow
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Which will have inputs on the exercises you need to follow as well
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ok fine...
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