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Back pain. No gap in L5/L6. Muscle relaxant and pain killer not helping. Suggest good orthopedic doctor

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My wife aged 40 years is having severe backpain for more than 2 months now. muscle relaxant and pain killers are not helping. There is no gap in L5/L6 but the pain is not subsiding. Please suggest a good Ortho.
Posted Sat, 22 Sep 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 4 hours later
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The presence of severe back pain after a history of fall may be due to a minor bone injury in the area. If the bone injury has been ruled out after MRI scan, then a bed rest, physiotherapy and lumbar traction might help her in an early recovery. Doing a hot fomentation followed by application of a local analgesic gel will be helpful. Using an L-S contour belt while sitting will be helpful in maintaining the proper posture.
Nerve compression symptoms need to be ruled out after a detailed examination by a neurologist.
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