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Low back pain, spondylolysis, inflammation on the top of hip joint, travels by public transport, completed 20-22 sessions of physiotherapy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with the query
User :   i have lower back pain
User :   i went and met an ortho
Doctor :   ok
User :   first he told me it is RSI
User :   then later when i met him he said i have spondylolysis
User :   i am confused now what is the exact problem in my back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   25 m
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did the doctor do any tests ?
User :   yeah . he took x-ray
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did he recommend an MRI?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you elaborate on your symptoms ?
User :   he said you have some weakness in spine in medical terms it is called as spondylolysis
Doctor :   ok
User :   and he said you would have had this problem by birth . it is causing problems now
Doctor :   can you please tel me your symptoms ?
User :   i have hip pain, pain in the middle of hip and sides
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this pain?
User :   almost 5 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or drink alcohol ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have joint pain ?any joints in your body ?
User :   yes .. there is some inflammation on top of hip joints
Doctor :   has the hip pain anytime radiated to the legs ?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you feel morning stiffness , that is your back and other joints feel stiff and then loosen up as the day progresses ?
User :   no
User :   morning i would feel much relaxed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you had suffered any injury ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your nature of job ?
User :   software engg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how do you travle to work
Doctor :   travel *
User :   by public transport
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you have neck pain ? arm pain ?
User :   no
User :   i have middle back pain
User :   but that is due to bad posture
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what has the doctor suggested now ?
Doctor :   has he put you on any medicines or advised physiotherapy ?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
User :   he told me to go for physio therapy ultrasound and IF
User :   IFT
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that would be ideal
User :   but it has been almost a month i have been going to physio therapy
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   back pain or joint problems need a lot of time
User :   how many days it might take?
Doctor :   please do not stop the physiotherapy
Doctor :   you will feel better with time
User :   what is my problem?
User :   it it RSI or spondylolysis
Doctor :   i would say it is spondylolysis
Doctor :   stress could be an additional contribution to it
User :   i dont have much stress
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   stress may mean with regard to the joint
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   may i know how many physio sessions have you completed till now ?
User :   almost 20-22 sessions
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you feel any better ?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is good to learn
Doctor :   my advice would be to take good rest
Doctor :   and continue the physio sessions
Doctor :   also go for follow ups with your doctor
Doctor :   give it time
User :   ohh ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   and they will advice on some exercises to be followed later on too
Doctor :   please continue them and follow them regularly
User :   yeah .. i am doing exercises regularly
Doctor :   did i answer your questions ?
Doctor :   are you with me ?
User :   yes . thanks for the info
User :   i have one meeting
Doctor :   ok
User :   catch u later
Doctor :   sure
User :   bye
Doctor :   pleasure helping you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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