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Having lower back pain. How to cure this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Low back pain
Doctor:Can u mention your age ?
User:the pain is from last 8 days
Doctor:how did it start ?
Doctor:and was there any form of stress, or travel etc ?
Doctor:May i know your occupation ?
User:8 days back i was cleaning my scooter, i need to climb up and down for 3 times as i stay above a 3 storied building
User:after that my pain started
Doctor:so , has the pain, subsided in anyway, or has it remained same or decreased ?
Doctor:Are u taking any medications , for the pain ?
User:it is mildly reduced....i visited a orthopadeic doctor....he precribed chymoral rablet 20 miofree 8 myoril
Doctor:Does the pain subside by taking rest , or sleep ?
Doctor:so you have been advised muscle relaxants ? have they helped ?
User:the medication started 4 days back
Doctor:The most likely cause of your back pain, is due to muscle strain, which occurs due to the stress while cleaning your bike
Doctor:there is nothing to worry about
Doctor:the best way to reduce the pain, would be to do stretching exercises every 30-45 mins, by getting off the chair, and have a short walk.
Doctor:application of heat, will also help
User:but sir....will you for a while listen to my current problem
Doctor:sure, sorry
User:difficulty in bending, standing for 20-25 mnts, pain moving bottom of spine to various directions
User:i got a similar kind of pain eight months back...but it was much less than this time and healed automatically
Doctor:Your symptoms are due to deconditioning of your muscles, and your condition can be improved by stretch exercises
Doctor:taking the muscle relaxants prescribed by your doctor will help to improve your symptoms
Doctor:u can do the exercises as described in the following webpage - i need to go for further investigation,like X-ray,MRI?
Doctor:not needed
User:how much time it may take to overcome all these? this is affecting my official as well as personal life too...
Doctor:do the exercises as described , in this page - WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor:your symptoms will improve with time, rest and relaxation for a few days
Doctor:Use volini spray, and heat application, to reduce the muscle rigidity
Doctor:also improve your fitness by doing regular exercises, walks or jogging
Doctor:this way, you will not get similar episodes in the future, with work or trvel related stresses
User:do i need to take rest instead of working
User:sir, i used to walk 1 hour everyday
Doctor:regular activity can be started without any issues
Doctor:if u feel your symptoms are severe, then 1 -2 days of rest can be taken to rejenuate yourself
Doctor:you should restart walking , once you regain your fitness
Doctor:but not just now
Doctor:for now relax, do some stretch exercises as described
Doctor:you will feel better, within a day or two
User:just for a chance
Doctor:Hope you followed my suggestions
User:is there any chance for spine problem?
User:in the lumber region?
Doctor:i do not suspect them
Doctor:your symptoms do not suggest that way
Doctor:if you had them, you would have issues like urine and bowel problems
Doctor:trouble walking, etc
Doctor:since you dont have such issues, neurological problems can be ruled out
Doctor:All your symptoms and the way they have presented point to Musculoskeletal sprain and the treatment you are undergoing , are sufficient for the time being
Doctor:welcome back
Doctor:As i mentioned , just now, you do not have neurological defects ,
User:how much time it may take to get cured?
Doctor:hence i do not suspect any major neurological issues
Doctor:time taken - should not be more than 2-3 days with proper rest
Doctor:and exercises that i have described, will help to hasten your recovery
User:one thing i would like to i am a computer professional....i used to get neckpain....x-ray showed reduced cervical lordosis earlier....i took zevanuron for that
User:your views
Doctor:most of the time IT professionals , might not follow a good posture while working
User:can i come back in 30 mnts plz???
Doctor:and also, they may not exercise, to improve their body fitness
Doctor:the chat time will get over, by then
User:ok...then let us continue..plz give me ur views
Doctor:as i mentioned, doing regular stretching exercises and improveing your fitness, will help you avoid such things
Doctor:working on a PC, causes people to work continuously, with a stiff posture
Doctor:this inturn is the main cause of muscle pain in the neck, and back
Doctor:to prevent this, get off your table every 30 -45 min
Doctor:and take a walk and stretch yourself
Doctor:regular exercises will also keep u fit
Doctor:healthy diet and exercise , will help u keep a good weight , and this is very important for a good work life
Doctor:may i know ur weight ??
Doctor:and height ?
User:60 kg...hegiht 160 cm
Doctor:you have a good weight for your height
Doctor:so just maintain it , and improve on your fitness
Doctor:there is no need to worry about major issues at your age
Doctor:have u followed my suggestions ?
Doctor:Do u have any doubts or questions ?
User:yes sir.....
User:so according to you i should wait for some more time?
Doctor:yes, within the next 2-3 days you should be fine
User:ok....then thank you sir
Doctor:continue the medications miofree and myoril for few more days
Doctor:and follow the advice , i have given about exercises, and you should be fine
User:ok...are they pain killers?
User:the medicines?
Doctor:yes, they are muscle relaxants, and relieve pain due to muscle rigidity
Doctor:Hope your query has been answered well, and you do not have any doubts
User:no thanks
Doctor:Ok, take care and have a quick recovery
User:just last thing....i f i dont take the pain killers....will that be a problem?
Doctor:u will have to endure the pain
Doctor:if you do not take them
Doctor:it is better to take the medications , which will help u work better and get back to shape quicker
Doctor:Take care, and have a good day. bye for now
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