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Severe pain in the back. Had an accident in the past. Difficulty in sitting. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I want to talk about problem in my back
Doctor:Please explain your problem.
User:This started 6-7 months back when I slipped in a swimming pool. at that time it was very bad and i couldn't even bend or sit on a chair.
User:but after few days of rest it got ok
User:but again few days back when i was playing cricket
User:it started again
User:this time it is not that bad
User:but still i am not able to bend
User:what should i do?
Doctor:Were you pain free after recovery of your old injury
Doctor:or did you have some pain persisting since the last 7 months.
User:it was pain free
Doctor:May I know your age, your current height and weight?
User:height:- 6 feet
User:weight:-82 kgs
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Since you were pain free for the last 7 months, the recurrence of pain is likely to be related to the cricket.
Doctor:You probably may have sustained injury during the play.
Doctor:I suggest you to rest your back and apply topical heat/pain balms.
Doctor:Voveran spray / volini cream are also helpful.
Doctor:The pain related to such injuries usually settle down with rest and medications.
Doctor:if the pain persists or worsen, you will need X-rays to look for spinal injury.
User:yeah but i was pain free because i didn't do any heavy work or exercise. also the pain is exact at the same place where it was earlier
Doctor:Fall into the pool can cause muscular aches. It can also cause bone or spine problems.
Doctor:However since you were pain free, it is unlikely that the fall resulted in spine problems.
Doctor:Such spine problems causes chronic and persisting pain.
Doctor:Therefore I would suggest you to rest well and apply pain medications.
Doctor:You should feel better.
Doctor:I would only suggest X-ray or scans if pain is persisting or worsens.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:i guess i should get an x-ray or some scanning done
Doctor:I think I would be able to explain this over a phone call better.
User:yes i think it will be better
Doctor:Can you confirm your phone number?
Doctor:I hope it is clear now.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks a lot
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