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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   Hi..i suffer from middle/ lower back pain- i feel air bubbles moving in my back which when pressed are very painful
Doctor :   please let me know your age, weight, height, occupation
User :   age - 35, weight -55-56, height - 5'4, occupation - xxx
User :   sorry age -34
User :   i also have a 2 yr old daughter
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem
User :   its been there for quite some time now
User :   and i guess aggravated post delivery
User :   some say it may be due to the epidural
Doctor :   Do you have pain when you bend forwards or sidewards
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Any feeling of weakness, or changed sensation anywhere
Doctor :   in the limbs or trunk
User :   yes i do feel the weakness, am anemic as well
User :   overall i have lost weight in the last couple of months
Doctor :   have any X rays or MRI been done?
Doctor :   of your back
User :   ok
User :   any specific problem that you see
User :   no none done till now
Doctor :   i would advise you, to get them done, at least to give a initial clue, to wheter there is a spinal issues
Doctor :   a X ray LS spine would be the first investigation
User :   ok
Doctor :   But , a physical examination , to detect any signs that you may not notice
Doctor :   is needed before proceeding
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   a epidural, injection, as people think is not associated with any side effects
User :   ok
Doctor :   unless done by a untrained person
User :   no i dont think that is the case
Doctor :   most of the back issues are due to the modern lifestyle patterns and unhealthy postural habits
Doctor :   physiotherapy , stretch excercise, local heat application, pain balms may give you some relief intermediately
User :   yes thats true - which is what i have been doing for sometime now
User :   i cna get the X ray done anywhere right?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You can go to any Xray centre, and ask for a X ray, LUMBO SACRAL joint
Doctor :   But i would advise you to see your physician, so that other needed things can be evaluated
User :   sure - thanks for the help
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now.
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