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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi'
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help U?
User :   actully since last three months i feel pain in my upper back
User :   can u help me in this
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   23/male/soft engg/single/5'10" and 63
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Do you have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem / High Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma etc
User :   no
Doctor :   Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor?
User :   no
Doctor :   Backache is a pain in the back caused by degenerative changes, injury, swelling
Doctor :   Backaches usually indicate a strain of the back muscles.
Doctor :   he triggering event could be the carrying of a heavy weight, lifting from an awkward position, or overexertion of the back muscles. A direct injury to the back or degenerative changes in the bones of the spinal cord, due to age, could also cause backache.
Doctor :   Pain relief medicines like ibuprofen or paracetamol, reduce the swelling and are usually given three to four times a day. Local application of heat by a hot water bottle or heating pad helps to relieve pain. Physiotherapy in the form of diathermy
Doctor :   r u there?

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