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Date : 01-Mar-2014
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User:I have hurt my back and it hurts to walk and it is in my lower back!
I have a back brace that I bought and doing heat and was told to use
crutches I'm in alot of pain
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:I have gone through your query
User:I'm having the pain in the lower back and can't sleep with it
Doctor:when did you hurt your back?
User:friday night @ about 7pm
Doctor:What kind of information are you looking for?
User:and when i did my back I feel on my right knee and it hurts
Doctor:some home remedies or anything else?
User:something that I can take for the pain and be able to go on and fiction with life
Doctor:You can take Motrin 400 mg
Doctor:three times a day
Doctor:and along with heat, I would suggest you to apply ice alternatively
Doctor:cold reduces pain more effectively than heat
User:do I keep doing ice and heat or how do I go about that and do I keep using the crutches
Doctor:Yes, keep using crutches till you fell better
Doctor:and instead of heat you can keep the ice for 15 minutes
User:so how often can I take the mortrin
Doctor:Put ice cubes in a glove or a plastic carry bag, wrap it in a thin towel and keep it on your back for 15 minutes
Doctor:You can take Motrin every 8 hours
User:ok if this dosen't work should I try something else or what do I do
Doctor:This will work my dear
Doctor:Motrin is a good pain killer
Doctor:combine it with cold packs three or 4 times a day, each 15 minute duration
Doctor:you will feel much better
User:so long do I take it easy ? because I do know there is no lifting with this so how long do I do this
Doctor:if this doesn't work, then you will have to see your doctor again to prescribe you some other medicines
Doctor:Yes, there is no lifting
Doctor:for at least 3 months, no lifting
User:for how long
Doctor:You can take Motrin for 5 to 10 days
Doctor:and see how the response is
User:this is giving muscle spams really bad right now
Doctor:if you see no improvement in 2 days then please do consult your doctor again
Doctor:Yes, back injuries do cause severe muscle spasms
User:ok so just relax than as much as I can than
Doctor:There are good muscle relaxants from which you will benefit, but they are prescription only medicines
Doctor:Yes, relax, and take good rest, keep two pillows under your knees
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:ok so keep it up an elevated and not be on it ! do I wrap it
Doctor:are you referring to the ice pack or the pillows?
User:Yes and also so would a tenze manchine help my back
Doctor:For the ice pack, lie face down, wrap the ice pack with a thin towel
Doctor:and place it on the lower back
Doctor:the pillows is while sleeping
Doctor:do not keep pillows under your knees while keeping the ice pack
Doctor:you can wrap two pillows together, and while sleeping, sleep on your back, keep two pillows under your knees
User:what about the tenzs machine for my back
Doctor:Tense is not advisable now
Doctor:You should let the pain subside a bit more
Doctor:you can use tense after two more weeks
User:ok ! can you send this to my emal for me? YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:anything else I can help you with?
User:I think I have what I need for now
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thanks for using our service
Doctor:Have a good day
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