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Severe back pain on the right side of the spine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi

Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi
User :   I am seeking advice about a back pain which has been troubling me for long time.
Doctor :   what is your age

User :   30
Doctor :   how long have you been suffering from this pain
User :   More than a year. I didnt' took it seriously until recently
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   tell me more about your problem
User :   It's below and on side of shoulder blade on. More sever on right side. It radiates below to muscles that run along with spine. But I can never identify the specific point.
Doctor :   ok
User :   some times if feels it's on muscles below shoulder blade and more pain on strethching sideways
Doctor :   is there any think makes your pain worse?
User :   ya .. when i m tired it pains more...
Doctor :   do you have any difficulty to fall asleep

Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   i have to know a bbit more information to address your concers
Doctor :   meanwhile have some pain killers
User :   I am back
User :   tell me what info you require
Doctor :   tell me in detail about you problem
Doctor :   what is your age/
User :   30
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any precipitating factor for this pain?
User :   I didn't understand your question.
User :   You mean some factor something that increases the pain ?

Doctor :   what brings your pain on first?
User :   Pain is always there. It never goes off completely.
Doctor :   have you had any trauma?
User :   No. Nothing of that sort.
Doctor :   have you tried any analgesics for your pain?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   Yes. On doctor's advice I took hifenac 100 mg for 1 week. But it's didn't make any difference.
Doctor :   did it relieve your pain /

User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems apart from this back pain
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   like fever , rash over your body
Doctor :   ?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are having back pain for the past 1 year
User :   That's right.
Doctor :   apart from this you dont have any other problem , right ?
Doctor :   what is your height and weight ,
Doctor :   sometimes overweight might be the cause for back pain
User :   I had sinus problems since childhood because of which I used a high pillow for long time. Though the problem is no longer there I got into habbit of using high pillow.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   some times your position while sleeping also carries much significance .
Doctor :   if at all you dont have any sinus problem , avoid high pillows.
User :   I tried but i can't sleep that way. I tried many times.
Doctor :   is there any position which makes your back pain worse?>
User :   not really. No
Doctor :   are you using any medications right now for any other medical problem ?
User :   No.

Doctor :   Based on the information what you have given it looks like spasm of your paraspinal muscles..
Doctor :   or some times because of aome othe problem related to your back
Doctor :   So I strongly advise you to meet a orthopedecian to exclude serious conditions and to get proper treatment for your condition
Doctor :   do you have any more questions for me?
User :   In the meanwhile any advices to manage pain.
Doctor :   use pain killers
User :   Well pain killers don't help at all.
User :   Any exercises or alternate therapy i can try
User :   pain killers don't work on my body even of headache though i dont' have any history of high painkillers usage. they just don't work on my body.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i can understand
Doctor :   its better to use pain killers continuously for 1 week
Doctor :   so they can reduce any sort of inflammation in your body
User :   ok, then please recommend me one
Doctor :   combiflam
Doctor :   twice a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can get relief with this medication
Doctor :   but atleast use it for 4-5 days continuously
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok. sure I'll follow that. can i get a recommendation for orthopedecian as you suggested
Doctor :   ya as i said its better to meet orthopedician once
User :   ok

User :   No

User :   more questions

Doctor :   nice chatting with you
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   if you have any more queries feel free to ask
Doctor :   have a nice day
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