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Suffering from knee and back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   I have frequent back pain
User :   and knee pain
User :   what should I do?
Doctor :   please describe your symptoms in detail
User :   The lower back pains a lot and I am unable to sit and get up without pain
User :   This happens most of the time
Doctor :   ok. is the pain radiating down into buttocks and thighs?
User :   no
Doctor :   when is the pain worse?
User :   When I have had a long day at work and probably sometimes when there is too much traffic I have to get through to get home
Doctor :   ok. since when you are having this problem?
User :   about 3 - 4 months now
Doctor :   please provide you age, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   age-29
User :   height-5 feet 3 inches
User :   weight-48Kgs
User :   no history of any medical illness
Doctor :   ok. your height and weight also are fine
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   are you following work station ergonomics for good sitting posture?
Doctor :   is your chair supporting the entire back and especially low back?
Doctor :   do you take breaks in between work to stretch?
User :   I have not given importance to these factors
User :   but yes, the chair supports the entire back
User :   I do not take many breaks in between work
Doctor :   ok. these are important to keep back problems away if your work involves sitting for long hours
Doctor :   right now for the back problem, apply Volini gel or spray 2-3 times a day as needed with very gentle massage
Doctor :   if this does not solve your problem in 2-3 days, then a whole spine x-ray will be needed
Doctor :   please describe the knee symptoms in detail
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes, sorry
User :   ok, thanks, I will keep that in mind
User :   my knee hurts when I drive through traffic
User :   does it mean that my knee is weak and I might require a knee replacement surgery in a few years time?
Doctor :   no, it does not mean that it is weak. are you having any calcium supplements in form of dairy products?
Doctor :   is there pain or discomfort when walking long distance or climbing stairs?
User :   yes, to a certain extent
Doctor :   is there pain with knee joint movements?
User :   yes
User :   I am not having any calcium supplements
User :   I do not like to take milk and milk products
Doctor :   ok. then I would recommend you to go ahead iwth getting a knee x-ray done to rule out any changes in joint surface that could cause the pain
User :   ok
User :   do you have any dietery recommendations or exercise routine to help reduce the pain?
Doctor :   when pain is acute take Tab Dolo 650 mg 1 tablet when pain is more
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   take Tab Calzac i tablet daily after lunch
Doctor :   take Tab Calzac 1 tablet daily after lunch
User :   ok
Doctor :   diet recommendations can be advised better when your x-ray and tests are clear
Doctor :   if any problem is detected then you can get diet recommendations based on the results
User :   ok
Doctor :   to help you in better way
Doctor :   you can place request for diet counseling in your home page, you will be contacted by customer care team to fix diet counseling time
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no, thats it
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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