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Treatment for pain due to nerve compression at the back near spine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Good evening
Doctor :   good evening
User :   My mother is suffereing from nerve compression at the back near spine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
Doctor :   of your mother
User :   She is 61 years old and a xxxxxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when does she have this problem?
User :   she was diagonised in december last yesr after a MRI scan
Doctor :   ok
User :   at that time doctor suggested that operation is the only way
Doctor :   ok
User :   Since i was not game with operation at that age.. I went on for Ayurvedic medication
Doctor :   ok
User :   This helped reduce pain from severe to moderate..
Doctor :   does she have anyother health problems
Doctor :   ok
User :   lately from past couple of months the pain has increased
Doctor :   ok
User :   she doesn't have any other ailments like BP, Sugar etc..
Doctor :   firstly i advice complete bed rest to your mother
Doctor :   ok
User :   She met with an accident in August last year and got injured in head
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was a ct done?
User :   there was a blood clot in brain at that time
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes, CT scan was done
Doctor :   ok
User :   she was under complete bed rest
Doctor :   does she have any headache or symptoms now?
Doctor :   ok
User :   But now she complains about head ache aswell
Doctor :   ok
User :   left part of the head pains sometimes
Doctor :   what is her weight now?
Doctor :   ok
User :   approximately 60 kilos
Doctor :   and her height?
User :   around 5.5
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there any injury to the spine at the time of accident?
User :   She was a healthy woman till the ill fated accident last year
User :   Nope
Doctor :   ok
User :   Only injury was to the head
Doctor :   the headache now may not be due to the injury
Doctor :   it may be due to stress
Doctor :   as for nerve compression
Doctor :   as it has worsened i suggest that she takes complete bed rest now
Doctor :   take phyisotherapy
User :   She slipped while working at home in december last year but did not fall. From then she started getting severe pain in right leg..
Doctor :   ok
User :   that is when she was diagonised as nerve compression
Doctor :   and she can wear a lumbar belt as advised by an orthopaedician
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest she take an ortho consultation
Doctor :   again
User :   Sure.. will do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the Feed back form that I sent you ?
User :   Yes, thanks for the suggestion
Doctor :   also ask her to drink lots ofmilk
Doctor :   for calcium
User :   will do
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   I'll speak to you tomorrow after consulting our doctor agian
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for Consulting Health care Magic. If you find this service helpful please refer your friends and family members.
User :   Thanks a lot till then
Doctor :   bye for now
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