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Suitable mat to reduce back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   I have a back pain. What type of mattress should I sleep on
Doctor :   You should preferably use hard mats
User :   Like what?
Doctor :   Like coir ones
Doctor :   Since when are you having back pain
Doctor :   Is the cause ruled out
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   I had the pain a long time ago. I went to the va and the dr sent me to a diagnostic health. They gave me steroid ejection in my lower back. It is up to me now to get better like doing back streches, treadmill.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How much outdoor activity do you involve in
User :   I work at a XXX, and we are in XXX season. One of the jobs was emptying fishguts everynight also I would be mowing. The Dr at the va gave me a lifting profile wich was from July 26th and ends September 26th
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you following oit
User :   what is oit
Doctor :   *it
Doctor :   sorry'
Doctor :   Stress reduction is the first measure for your cure
Doctor :   low impact aerobic exercises, such as swimming, cycling, walking and stationary cross-country ski machines can be effective treatments for fibromyalgia
User :   What about stress reduction?
Doctor :   impact aerobic exercises, such as swimming, cycling, walking and stationary cross-country ski machines can be effective treatments for fibromyalgia
Doctor :   Sorry
Doctor :   are you taking any medications
Doctor :   Plz do bear with me As i am chatting with other patients too'
User :   No medications. I do take tylenol and I do take blood presure medication
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   'Then some simple steps will help you do better
Doctor :   As Lying flat on hard matress during night
Doctor :   2 mild back strecthes
Doctor :   3. avoid driving too long
Doctor :   4, plz have proper seating posture during work hours
Doctor :   You can also visit a chiropracter for treatment course
User :   Back to the mattress question. I live in the XXX here at the military resort and I'm a year round employee. The mattress that I sleep on do s!!!!!. There is a saying. If it is cheap the XXXwill get it. So you recommend a hard matt?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   A coir mat will be better
Doctor :   Is there anytrhing else i can help you with?
User :   Now, I live in SXXX and the biggest city is anchorage XXXand there is a XXXbace near anchorage. Should I go to bace or should I go to a special matt store.
Doctor :   You could probably get on e in the base
User :   Thats all. Thank you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   Thanks
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