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Back pain. What treatment can i prefer? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I have a back pain for last 4 years.
Doctor:I am sorry on that
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:May I know your gender?
Doctor:Is this XXXXXX?
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:Have you done anything for this pain till now?
Doctor:Is the pain in upper or lower back?
User:Lower back
Doctor:Does it occur when you work for long on the comuputer?
Doctor:sorry computer?
Doctor:Was there an injury to your lower back?
User:Yes, however, I feel the pain all the time. It is more while I am working
User:No, there was no injury
Doctor:Did you get an X-ray done for this?
Doctor:XXXXXX, back pain for 4 years should not be neglected
Doctor:Please get an X-ray done
Doctor:Also, you may require a MRI of the lower back to look for any bulges or prolapse in the disc
Doctor:Please XXXXXXX an orthopedician personally and get it evaluated
Doctor:Please be aware that erect posture is very important to prevent back ache
Doctor:Are you following me?
Doctor:Please ask me if you do not follow
Doctor:I shall explain
Doctor:Meanwhile, use a back support constantly like a cushion while you work on the computer
Doctor:Drink plenty of water
Doctor:It is also observed that smoking imcreases back pain
User:I do not smoke
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:Do not neglect this pain as it can cause debilitation
Doctor:Get it checked soon
User:What is "debilitation"?
Doctor:It can cause problems in walking, can cause weakness in the limbs
Doctor:paraesthesias and so on and so forth
Doctor:Till then , try over the counter analgesics for pain like paracetamol
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