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Back pain, pain on the ribs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon
User :   i got a severe cache on back..just below the shoulder blade...
User :   exactly on the left side ribs..
User :   i could not even sleep properly
Doctor :   Did you see any doctor for this?
User :   i think it is happening for the second time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   few months back i had same ache but in center place (back)
User :   no i did see any doctor
Doctor :   Was there any history of trauma?
User :   sorry i did'nt see doctor...
User :   Yes...i was in bed for alomost 45 days, because of back pain...
Doctor :   Can you elaborate more on that please?
User :   few years back...
User :   l4 and l5 in lumbar region
Doctor :   Did it happen spontaneously?
User :   suddenly one day.. I was not able to get-up from the bed.
Doctor :   ok
User :   i could not shake my left leg at all..
Doctor :   What was the condition at that time?
User :   yes...
Doctor :   Did the doctors diagnose anything?
Doctor :   ok
User :   i consulted doctor in hospital..
Doctor :   May I know the MRI report?
User :   then i took MRI scan..
Doctor :   ok
User :   there they diagnosed that... in lumbar region... the disk L4 and L5 got prolappsed..
Doctor :   Do you think your current problem of pain in the ribs is related to this previous history?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Both can be interlinked
User :   i think so....but i am not sure...
User :   you know....
Doctor :   Does it pain during playing?
User :   every day i am spending 1.30 mints playing shuttle in the morning
Doctor :   Does it pain after you take rest for a while, may be in the evening?
User :   no not at all..
User :   i am comfortable..
User :   no
User :   i feel very fresh if i play in the morning
User :   otherwise... it is a dull day..
Doctor :   Why don't you get an X-ray of your back with ribs done?
User :   I did'nt play since TUE...
Doctor :   And also visit an orthopedician
User :   ok.. i can do that...
Doctor :   You can take good pain killers for some days
User :   is there any way to get rid of the pain?
Doctor :   Something like Ibuprofen
User :   ok
Doctor :   But please get the X-ray done as the cause of the pain needs to be found out
User :   ok...
User :   do you suggest any massage something like that...
Doctor :   Do not massage as you already have a disc prolapse
Doctor :   You can just keep cold compress locally for about 15 min
User :   with hot water or cold water...
Doctor :   Do not massage as I said you earlier
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   oh..ok
User :   yes i won't do that...
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   nothing doctor...
Doctor :   I will be available for your further queries if any
User :   thanks very much for your suggestions
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thanks doctor..nice chatting with you...
User :   Bye for now....have a good day..
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