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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help
User :   I'm 30 yr old male -- since last few days I'm having pain in my back
Doctor :   ok
User :   the pain is in the middle back--it increases while I'm driving
User :   the pain is not very much--more like a lingering pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   please suggest what should I do--do you recommend going to a hospital for checkup
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   software professional -- married -- with one kid (2 yr old)
Doctor :   ok
User :   based out of Bangalore - tippasandra market (near Indiranagar)
Doctor :   since when are you having these problems?
User :   since last 10 days approx
Doctor :   ok
User :   first time in my life--never faced this problem before
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i think this should be because of bad posture at the work place
Doctor :   as that is the most common cause of backache in this age group
User :   I agree that my posture is not good--the chairs are also not v good--do you suggest any particular type/brand
Doctor :   some thing that stiff and not rocking
Doctor :   it should your lower back
User :   u mean "support the lowe back"
Doctor :   yes
User :   but the pain is in the middle back
Doctor :   supporting the lower back reduces the strain on th
User :   oh..ok are plastic chairs ok ?
Doctor :   the paraspinal muscles that support the entire back
Doctor :   no plastic don't provide the
Doctor :   necessary support
User :   hmm...ok fine..I'll immediately take action on that--apart from this do you suggest any exercise/medication--do I need to go for any physical checkup ?
Doctor :   bring about these changes that are mentioned
Doctor :   and look for the betterment and if you do not find betterment then you can app
User :   ok fine..I'll do that
Doctor :   approach a orthopeadician
Doctor :   fill this form and say when done
Doctor :   Vitamin C that is mainly found in citrus fruits is considered valuable for getting rid of backaches. Consume about 2000 mg of this vitamin everyday.
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help?
User :   ok..sure. can you suggest a vitamin name
Doctor :   Keep your weight down - excess weight, especially around the middle, pulls on the back, weakening stomach muscles.
User :   sure. Thanks v much
Doctor :   ok..
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