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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your health query
User :   Good afternoon Doc.
User :   I need suggession
User :   since last one week I am getting back pain and since last 5 days I am getting chest pain as well
Doctor :   Dohave any fever, cough, nausea, vomiting, or any other symptoms?
Doctor :   *do you have
User :   No
User :   none of them
User :   as a preview I had this back pain 3 yrs back once and
User :   I had the same problem few months back
Doctor :   Can you please describe the back pain & chest pain in detail?
User :   and since last one week I am getting the smae again
Doctor :   How long did the previous pain , last ?
User :   3-4 days
User :   Note : I did not get any chest pain last times
User :   I am getting the chest pain along with the back pain is only this time
User :   it's not a heavy pain
User :   but continious pain throughout the day
User :   and sometimes its very very less and I do not feel anything
User :   last two times I had visited some doctors and done the x-ray
Doctor :   ok
User :   and nothing was found
Doctor :   Were the Xrays normal ?
User :   and both the times doctor said this is because of sitting problem I was getting this pain
User :   and had some pain killer along with some ointment
Doctor :   OK
User :   and pain was gone
User :   again no chest pain that time
Doctor :   can you pleae let me know your age, occupation , and lifestyle habits?
User :   yes the x-ray was normal
User :   31yrs
User :   IT Support professional
Doctor :   ok
User :   what exactly do you want to know about my life style and habits?
Doctor :   i feel your problem could be due to occupational & improper postural habits.
Doctor :   are you physically active, do you workout ?
User :   could be but I am worried about the chest pain now
User :   yes, I am active and work out is pretty less
Doctor :   as a software professional you may be sitting on the computer in awkward position for long duration
User :   yes, but would that cause chest pain as well?
Doctor :   may i know your gender please?
User :   Male
Doctor :   Do you have any ohter medical problems like hypertension etc?
User :   no, nothing
Doctor :   Do you have nausea, vomiting, etc? And is the chest pain comes on with diet ?
Doctor :   Do you have sweating ? and does the chest pain comes on with exertion ?
User :   no, not that I have noticed
User :   no
User :   chest pain is only on left side of my body
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   does it increase when you lie on the left side ?
User :   I did not notice such things
Doctor :   Do you have any breathing problems, cough, running nose, fever , etc?
User :   no
User :   none of them
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   As i said, this pain could be a somatic and it could be benign.
Doctor :   since you dont have any associated symptoms, which could be red signals for medical problems, i feel that these are nothing to worry about..
Doctor :   But as i said, these could be signs of postural disorders.
User :   ok, I understand
User :   but doctor, one thing I thought of keeping you informed
User :   I do smoke
User :   I am bit scared of that
User :   if that is causing this?
Doctor :   you should practice stretching exercises routinely as & when possible during work, so that this pain subsides.
Doctor :   Smoking is one thing that you should consider quiting, as it can cause many health issues. But i would like to know the duration of smoking, no of cigs you smoke per day?
User :   3-4 now
User :   since last 10-12 years
Doctor :   This pain you have may not be related to smoking currently.
Doctor :   but it would be beneficial, if you stop and try to quit it now
User :   yes, I will try this time for sure
Doctor :   nicotine gum & nicotine skin patches will help you in achieving this goal. if you feel that its difficult for you to quit smoking by yourself.
User :   ok
Doctor :   As i had said earlier, maintain a good posture, practice stretching exercises, and you will see that your back ache will go away soon.
Doctor :   Are you following me ?
User :   Yes, apart from this do you suggest if I need to do any test done
Doctor :   Not currently, as you are still young, and the symptoms do not indicate any major organic cause.
User :   but I get very tired when I return from office.
User :   this is not use to be the case before
User :   and I was married 3 months back
Doctor :   Stress is an important factor that causes health issues in this modern age of fast paced work schedule.
User :   sorry 2 Months
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you go to the gym ? or workout at home?
Doctor :   do you practice yoga or meditation, breathing exercises?
User :   not to the gym but I do work out at home (not quite often)
User :   No
User :   No Yoga or breathing exercises
Doctor :   try doing it regularly and daily, workouts will help you manage day to day stress, as it induces endorphins that will cause a feel good factor . I would strongly advise you to find time and join a gym.
Doctor :   this would be good on a long term as well.
User :   ok, doctor
User :   Thank youf or your sugessions
Doctor :   you are absolutely welcome.
Doctor :   do you have nay other query ?
User :   No Doctor
User :   That should be it. Thank you again fo ryour help and time
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here. bye for now.
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