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Experiencing back pain after travel. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi Doc
User:I have back pain since 2 weeks
Doctor:Please elaborate your complaints.
User:I traveled to my native (8 hours journey in a bus)
User:and after which this issue started
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Where exactly do you have this pain?
Doctor:Lower back or upper back?
User:whenever i bend, i get the pain
User:lower back
User:and its spreading to leg
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:not yet
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The pain that you describe looks little severe to me since it's spreading down to the legs.
Doctor:You need X-ray or scans to confirm the condition.
Doctor:I think you need to visit an orthopedic surgeon
Doctor:and plan the test.
Doctor:In the meantime you can use pain killers to reduce the pain.
Doctor:And give adequate rest to the back.
User:sure, will do that
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:so, what might be the reason for the pain?
User:is it because i traveled and due to that strain?
Doctor:I would want to rule out nerve compression; hence the test.
Doctor:The back ache may otherwise be due to muscle spasm
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes i got it
User:will consult the doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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