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Back pain due to injury, anti inflammation medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My back has been been killing me for almost three days now! I was in lacrosse practice and got hit in the back it hurt ever since that practice. I would like to know the condition of my back.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   can u tell me the severity of the pain , from 1 - 10
User :   Well, it depends. If I just get back from lacrosse practice, it hurts on about a 6 or 7. When I wake up, about a 3 or 4.
User :   It hurts a lot when I move around.
User :   Right now, it's about a 5.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you might consider taking a rest for a few days
Doctor :   and apply some pain killer gels (VOLTAREC)
User :   Alright, should I attend school?
Doctor :   taking 2 days off, if posssible would be better
Doctor :   you need to stop practicing lacrosse, for a week
User :   Sounds good.
User :   Will do.
Doctor :   take some ibuprofen for the pain as well
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   apply some cold packs to the area, to help the pain
User :   Do you think it's sprained, or what?
Doctor :   this is not a sprain,
User :   it only hurts on the right side of my back.
Doctor :   but tissue damage due to the hit , will result in inflammation
User :   I see
Doctor :   the underlying soft tissue could be a bit sore from the incident
User :   Ok
Doctor :   it takes time to heal and taking ibuprofen, helps in healing
User :   ok
User :   yes
User :   i was showing this to my mom to see what she thinks
Doctor :   about what ?
User :   my back condition
User :   but she thinks i should go to shcool
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   14
Doctor :   going to school, and practicing will increase the healing time
User :   by how long?
Doctor :   taking a day off, and adequate rest, along with the other measures suggested will help you get back on the 2nd or 3rd day
Doctor :   one day could be enough,
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   so two days off of doing anything
User :   no practice for the entire week
Doctor :   yes
User :   and the medicine
User :   would icy hot work
Doctor :   once the pain subsides you can start practicine
User :   alright
Doctor :   medicines can be taken, one tablet, when u have the pain
Doctor :   VOLTAREC GEL - apply twice daily for 3 days
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a good night
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks, you too
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