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Suffering from posture related back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   Have a back ache which gets aggravated in winters
Doctor :   Ok
User :   4-5 yrs old pain - had hurt my tail bone and took no medication.
User :   can this be cured?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   sure
User :   33
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know if you ever have taken an X-ray or MRI before for this problem ?
User :   no tests done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were Any blood tests done previously ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you having pain only in the back or does it radiate to leg or thigh or feet ?
User :   pain only around tail bone
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you sit or stand for a long time or does it aggravate in any postural change
User :   travel on bad roads aggravates it. postural change doesnt affect as such
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you into software or any job where you need to sit for a long time ?
Doctor :   Let me give you a provisional diagnosis ?
Doctor :   But before that Could you tell me if you have had any deliveries or Caesarian sections and if you had any back pain after that ?
User :   no/ am UM
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes sit for long hrs in office
Doctor :   Then let me put your DD and treatment in a nut shell.
Doctor :   1. It can be due to Lumbar disc prolapse.
Doctor :   2. It can be due to any osteophytes and nerve impingement due to them.
User :   is it serious in long run as i have never taken any treatment for it
Doctor :   3. Disc prolapse or protrusion due between L5 ans Sacral vertebrae.
Doctor :   1. You need to first consult a Spinal Surgeon or Orthopedician.
Doctor :   2. They will do some physical examinataion and SLR Test.
Doctor :   3. Also an X-ray
User :   OK; can you suggest someone in Mumbai
Doctor :   4. MRI lower back
Doctor :   I would temporarily suggest you some me medication : Doctor :   1. Tab. Brufen 600mg thrice daily
Doctor :   2. Powergesic ointment daily thrice
Doctor :   3. Hot water fomentation daily in the evening , but do not massage hard.
User :   MAny thanks doctor!
Doctor :   Hope I have answered your query ?
Doctor :   Please let me know if you would like to know anything else ?
User :   Yes - really helped.
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now.
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