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Severe lower back pain, hot water compression, pain medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Back Pain
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i have a back pain problem , will you help on same
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help you
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   37 yrs and a male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   kindly elaborate on your problem
User :   i have back pain , can bend
User :   when sat on floor and get ups its bad pain
Doctor :   ok where exactly is the pain , is it lower back ?
User :   yes
User :   wait for few mins i , will be back
Doctor :   ok sure
User :   ya i am back
Doctor :   pk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please elaborate on where is the pain ?
User :   lower back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how many days do you have this ?
User :   since 20-25 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   have drink sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you drive a two wheeler ?
User :   i don't hv the vehical
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any history of fall or lifting heavy weights ?
User :   i was a cricketer some years back , now i dont paly
Doctor :   ok ,
Doctor :   i will give you some points which you may need to follow
User :   fine
Doctor :   1. you must take good rest
Doctor :   2. rest includes complete bed rest
Doctor :   3, Take TAB.DOLO 500 MG one tab when it hurts , every 6 to 12 hrs
User :   DOLO is pain killer?
Doctor :   yes , it is a safe pain killer
Doctor :   avoid soft cushions
User :   ok
Doctor :   and avoid alcohol
Doctor :   let me be frank with you
User :   please
Doctor :   this is the best treatment every doctor says for back pain , and that is complete bed rest
Doctor :   so minimize your activities
User :   any food habits need to chage? as my waeight is 94
Doctor :   yes
User :   will dolo remove my entire pain
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight
User :   5'11 and 94 or 93
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   weight gain is a risk factor for back pain
Doctor :   you must work on it
Doctor :   but at present take rest
User :   ok
Doctor :   and then when the pain comes down atart daily exercise
Doctor :   Also there are some muscle strenghtening exercises
Doctor :   which will help in back pain
Doctor :   you can consult a fitness trainer or yoga trainer
Doctor :   also make sure you cut down on alcohol and stress also
Doctor :   if the pain does not improve
Doctor :   you may hae to see an orthopedician
Doctor :   for an examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   hot water compression also may help
Doctor :   if you need a diet plan we can help you with it
User :   how
Doctor :   are you withme
User :   yes
Doctor :   we have a dietician in our panel
Doctor :   they will design a diet plan for you if you are interested
User :   will try that too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok , thank you for the details
Doctor :   our customer care team will get back to you with details on this regard
Doctor :   are there any other qustions for me to help you with ?
User :   yes
User :   with regards to my son
User :   he is 5 yrs old
Doctor :   yes , please proceed
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is very skiny kind of body structure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know his height and weight
User :   3 feet and 16 kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   he eats 2 chapatis both the times, also eats snaks like wafers, chocolate
User :   how do i improve his body
Doctor :   his weight is optimal for his age
Doctor :   it should be around 14 to 28 kgs
Doctor :   so he is 16 kgs now
Doctor :   does he eat well ?
User :   not really
Doctor :   ok
User :   only chapatis and bread
Doctor :   does he have frequent fever , cold , etc ?
User :   cold
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how has his growth been from childhood
User :   good
Doctor :   was it fine ? any problem of weight loss , etc?
User :   he didin't hv any disease
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest you not to worry much
Doctor :   he wil pick up height as he grows
Doctor :   but he needs to increase his calories
Doctor :   what does he usually like to eat ?
User :   he likes bananas, chapati, bread, chocolate, chicken
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can u try and feed him more frequently
Doctor :   just try to increase his calorie intake ?
User :   do u suggect any tonic which can impriove his immunity and body growth
Doctor :   i feel it is better to go for natural food
Doctor :   give him fruits , vegetables
Doctor :   and good amount of calorie rich food
Doctor :   give him dry fruits in the morning
Doctor :   like almond , cashews , all good nuts
Doctor :   you may have a word with your pediatrician , if needed he can be put on some apetite stimulan syrups
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   ok
User :   for all ur suggetions
Doctor :   are there any more questions
User :   dolo 500 is effective right
Doctor :   yes
User :   thanks
User :   by
Doctor :   ok ,
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me
User :   bye
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