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Stiffness and pain in the lower back - 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 :   I have pain in my lower back. It gets very stiff sometimes.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   Hello
Doctor :   since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   Male 38
User :   2 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the pain radiating down to your legs too?
User :   Yes a little
User :   there was a feeling of numbness in the calves
User :   and felt like tying it with a cloth or something
Doctor :   Do you notice weakness of leg/numbness of the legs?
User :   Yes as I said so
Doctor :   Do you have any problem while passing urine or stools?
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   No none
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you had similar problems in the past?
Doctor :   May I know your occupation?
User :   No never
Doctor :   do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   XXX
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Back pain can occur due to multiple causes.
Doctor :   The exact cause can be determined by a physical examination alone.
User :   I have pain right now
User :   and I cannot visit a doctor right now
User :   can you suggest some medicine which I can have right now
User :   I can order from my chemist whatever you prescribe
Doctor :   You can use tablet Ibuprofen 400m tablets twice a day and starting now.
Doctor :   Use them after your meals.
User :   I had combiflam but no relief at all
Doctor :   Apart from the medication, strict bed rest is essential.
User :   as today is sunday no doctor is available
Doctor :   If the oral tablets are not reducing the pain, you will need injectable medications.
User :   Can I visit your physical address for the same?
User :   Where are you guys based
Doctor :   In such a case you need to visit a hospital emergency room(casuality).
Doctor :   I am based from Bangalore, India.
User :   ohk
User :   can you provide some reference in XXX?
Doctor :   Apart from this the other measures that can help you are bedrest, hotwater bagging.
Doctor :   May I know your location?
User :   XXX XXX
Doctor :   give me a minute.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you one.
User :   Also it is paining badly
User :   can I had mobizox as my brother is suggesting?
User :   Yes please that'll help
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   You can try mobizox.
User :   I didn't get any help right now
User :   that link would help
User :   but I can go to the doctor only tom
User :   since its raining and im sick
Doctor :   However, if they are not effective, you still need injectable medications.
User :   ? nothing better you can suggest?
Doctor :   The link that I gave you contains the list of multispeciality hospitals at delhi.
Doctor :   You can visit one, if the oral medications are not helping you.
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