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Stiffness and pain in the lower back and hip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   ever so orten i get sever pain in my lower back it is like a constant shouting pain and my lower back feels very stiff i cant bend over or more without the pain getting worse its alomost like somethings trapped. i get in more ofen in morning and often with hip ache as well in the left hip. the pain feels like i cant move and as long as i stay still it just aches if i more of bend i get a shaper pain .
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi my name is
Doctor :   Have you tried any medicines for the same ?
User :   just deep heat spray and ibrobrufen i used to dance so i dont know if its to do with that
Doctor :   i would advice you to apply Diclofenac gel over the joint and take rest , i mean no dance for atleast a week
Doctor :   if the pain comes down on this alone the it is due to dance and a mild strain in the joint
Doctor :   if the pain is the same then i would advice you to rule out Arthritis by getting a CRP ( c reactive Protein test )
User :   no i no longer dance stopped when i was 22 now 28, it feels like i trap something
Doctor :   ok, i get it now
Doctor :   get the test done ( CRP ) if it is raised the you may need Xray of the joint
Doctor :   Is there any pain on any other joints ( small joints ) ?
User :   mainly lower back but get aches in my hip mainly after sleeping. ok thank you , it couldnt be anything more serious could it like cancer
Doctor :   no at al ,
Doctor :   If the CRP is normal , then need not worry the gel will take care of it
Doctor :   also try a LUMBOSACRAL belt
Doctor :   it will immobilize the joint to some extent and give relief
User :   ok thank you for your help
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
User :   diclofenac gel can i get it in chemist
Doctor :   yes, its an OTC you will not require a prescription
Doctor :   apply it twice or thrice a day
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Do not massage after applying the gel
Doctor :   just gently spread the gel over the joint
Doctor :   Thanks for using our service
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   good bye thank you
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