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Lower back pain from several years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help u
User :   hi pranesh here
User :  
thanks
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please proceed with your query
User :  
i am suffering from back pain from the past few days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help u in this
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can i ask few Q
User :  
ya
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wats your age
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ht and wt
User :  
5 feet and 10 inches
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weight 66 kgs
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ok
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age
User :  
33
Doctor :   ok

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do yu sit most of times in front of computer
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and work
User :  
yes almost 12 to 13 hrs
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ok
Doctor :   are yu in a proper posture on the chair
User :   i sit in a erect posture

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ok
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which portion of back is painfull
User :  
it is at the spine
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either upper back or lowerback
User :  
lower back
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do yu have pain even at rest
User :  
no
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does do yu have muscle spasm or soreness
User :  
no
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are yu able to bend and work
User :  
yes
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since how many days do yu have this]
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problem
User :   this has been for the past 10 to 15 days

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ok
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did yu lift any thing heavy
User :  
not in the recent past
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or any abnormal sleep position
User :  
may be i had a sprain while sleeping
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ok
Doctor :   flexion and extension at level of hip or back region
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is good
User :  
ok
Doctor :   ok
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did yu do any tests
User :  
no
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like X-ray
Doctor :   ok
User :  
no so far
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does the pain radiate to lower legs
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do yu have any tingling or numbness
User :   i dont have

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ok
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as per symtoms
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its just a muscle sprain
User :   okay

User :   is there a need for medication
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Can I also know if it painful?
User :  
yes
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If it is very painful then a few painkillers will help
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You can take ibuprofen
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after food
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this will help relieve pain
User :  
ok
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It will also help if you can immobilise the area with a crepe bandage
User :  
one tablet before sleep?
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since you have back pain you should also focus on right posture while working
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yes
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definitely after food
User :  
okay
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And do not rest in abscure positions while watching TV
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Sorry
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Obscure
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Sit straight
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while working
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readi9ng
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Do you travel to office in a motorbike?
User :   yes
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motorbike with poor suspension can aggravate back pain
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try reducing it
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also do a few back strengthening exercises in the morning
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it will produce long term results
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if done consistently
User :  
i travel only 10 kms a day. Vehicle seems to bein good condition
Doctor :   ok

User :  
will doing yoga help
Doctor :  
If the pain aggravates you could consider seeing an orthopedician, but I think it will subside by itself
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if you manage it properly
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should come donw
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do not worry
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Dhanushasan will help
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to strengthen the back
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but Yoga is best learnt under the guidance of a practitioner
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So do not read up and try it
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it requires flexibility which will take time
User :   Ok. I am actually joining classes

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so you need to know how much you can do as a beginner
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and how much as you progress
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Good
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Then please keep at it
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and do not expect short-term results
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Yoga will take some time to show results
User :  
ok
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Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :  
no thanks a ton for all the info
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Doctor :   Thanks

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And have a nice day
User :  
yeah thanks
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