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Suffering from back pain due to night shift job. How to relax oneself? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Oct-2013
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User:I am working in night shift, because of this i vil more body pain, i dont feel comfort
User:can u help me. keep my body relax
Doctor:I will try to help you
Doctor:But I need to know a few more details from you
User:yeah plz
Doctor:You said you work in the nights
Doctor:I want to know how many hours of sleep do you get in the day time when you are not working?
User:6 to 8 hours
Doctor:What type of chair do you use at office?
Doctor:does this chair have a back support?
Doctor:can you tell me where exactly you have these pains ?
Doctor:is the pain more in the back?
Doctor:or is the pain the legs?
Doctor:in the legs?
User:yes, once i get up back pain vil start because of that i have to get up
Doctor:Which part of the back pains?
User:lower back
Doctor:when is the pain more? while working or when you are back in the home?
Doctor:does the pain reduce when you lay down?
Doctor:I suspect you might be having muscle spasms in the back due to sitting in bad posture during work
Doctor:You need to practice sitting with your back straight and supported well
Doctor:You can once in a while go for a body massage to relieve the muscle spasms
Doctor:And you can give cold compression to the area where you have pain
Doctor:if these don't work then you have to consult an orthopedic surgeon
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