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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Back Pain
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help U?
User :   i'm facing a backache
User :   i guess due to Mattress problem
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight
User :   its in the centre portion ( spinal cord)
User :   User :   Marital - single
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   height - 6 feets
User :   no
User :   i don't , none of them
Doctor :   Do you have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem / High Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma etc
User :   No Doctor
User :   a little of sinusitis
User :   thats it
Doctor :   Backache is a pain in the back caused by degenerative changes, injury, swelling
User :   ok
Doctor :   Usually the lower part of the back is involved and the pain worsens when a person bends forward
User :   well when i get up from sleep, or in the sleep at times
Doctor :   treatment:-
User :   the pain is unbearable
Doctor :   Local application of heat by a hot water bottle or heating pad helps to relieve pain. Physiotherapy in the form of diathermy or ultrasound may help in pain relief.
Doctor :   Complete bed rest is not required but exercise and exertion must be avoided until completely well. The sleeping position that is most comfortable is usually on the side. The mattress or bedding should provide a firm support or should be reinforced with a board.
User :   can i do light exercise
Doctor :   yaeh'
Doctor :   How should things be lifted?
Doctor :   Heavy objects must be held close to the body rather than away from it.
Doctor :   If an object is too heavy, or awkward in shape get someone to help you lift.
User :   Doc you there?

Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   r u there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
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