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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I having sever lower back pain now. This problem strated around 13-14 back.The pain comes back after years. I got checked earlier and doctor suggested just few excersise. My pain is now very high and cant move and walk properly. I need your help on it.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   I'm Dr XXX
User :   hi arun
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions to know about you?
User :   sure
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference
User :   Age-33, Gender-Male, Location- XXX, Occupation-XXX, 5'8, 65,32
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are having is pain? 13 to 14?
User :   i am taking some pain killers for last two days but not working
User :   actually this problem started 14 yrs back...when i got first back pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you consult a doctor for that?
User :   we conculted few doctors...first went for bone TB treatment but later disgionesed just normal pain
User :   had to stop TB treatment after 3months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   after few gone off
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i checked after couple of yeras after that in Delhi ...with XXXXXXXX Hospital....
User :   when i got pain again
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   when was that?
User :   they said just to do few exrercise
Doctor :   Ok
User :   around 1999\
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but pain get come back may once in year...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it remians for couple of days ..i do those excerise..taken some pain killer it goes away
User :   this time pain is more sever
Doctor :   Since when did it start this time ?
User :   I want to consult a specialist for this
Doctor :   Since how many days?
User :   last 2 days
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   it started first on upper back but later wen to lower back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i need to first get reif from this pain
Doctor :   Are you continuing the exercise
Doctor :   ?
User :   i cant move...or can walk pproperly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i dont do it regularly
User :   when pain comes ..i do it
Doctor :   Is there pain when you start any activity?
User :   thats problem
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i do normal routine health excersise
User :   walk n all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you done any test for it?
User :   not now
User :   had done earlier
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but dont have it now
User :   with me
Doctor :   What are the test you did?
Doctor :   Is the pain continuously present or is it intermittent?
User :   CT SCAn..MRI...some blood test
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no its continius
User :   for last two days
Doctor :   Do you know the results?
Doctor :   Are there any aggravating factors?
User :   means
User :   ?
Doctor :   Any which increases the pain
Doctor :   'thing
User :   normally...if you are sitting lying
User :   n try to stan dup or move after smtm
Doctor :   What did the results say?
User :   there was major things
User :   infact it was done way back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i dont even rmbrr
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it a sharp pain or dull aching pain?
User :   how u want me take it forward
User :   sharp pain
User :   can even move
Doctor :   Ok
User :   pinching
User :   like in nerve
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   XXX, I understand the severity of the pain that you have right now
User :   k
Doctor :   It appears to be disc prolapse pinching on the nerve
User :   k
User :   what should i do now
Doctor :   So the things you have to importantly do next are
Doctor :   1) You need Complete bed rest for atleast 48 hours to recover from pain
Doctor :   2) You require a more potent pain medication from the Doctor after a proper physical examination
Doctor :   3) You might need a repeat MRI of the spine
Doctor :   4) IF the medicines will not help in relieving the pain, certain injections / physiotherapy should help you
User :   can i see some splcst...can u suggest this field
Doctor :   Please see a Orthopedician
Doctor :   or a spine surgeon
User :   i ave get on work asap
User :   k
Doctor :   I recommend you Dr.XXX
Doctor :   an Orthopedicina
User :   any spine spl
Doctor :   HE is the right doctor
Doctor :   YOu reach him and say that Dr.XXX has sent you
Doctor :   He is my well known contact
Doctor :   He is in XXX
User :   tell me how to contact...i need to see today
Doctor :   from 11AM to 1PM
Doctor :   or else XXXXXXXX XXX
Doctor :   from 4 PM to 5 PM
Doctor :   in the evening
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