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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I need to talk to an orthopedic
Doctor :   am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   Sir, I am having severe pain on my back
Doctor :   ok
User :   and the pain is there since almost 9 years
User :   I have tried normal pain killers like Brufen
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
Doctor :   ok
User :   but that never helped
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   Age - 22
Genger - Male
User :   Occupation : Software engineer
Doctor :   ok
User :   Marital status : Unmarried
User :   Location :
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how did the pain start with?
User :   Probably due to my sitting position, it started when i was in school
Doctor :   did that start all of a sudden or was it gradual over a period of time?
Doctor :   ok
User :   it was gradual
Doctor :   is the pain same over the past 9 years?
User :   some times it disappears for a few days, but in general, its always there, and sometimes it becomes unbearable
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes, since 9 years, more or less it is there
Doctor :   which part of the back does it pain more?
User :   back of the neck, and the discs (I donot know what they call it) and the waist portion
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you visited a doctor?
User :   yes, one and half year ago I had visited, but as usual he asked me to take some Brufen etc, and told some exercises, but it didnt help
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the pain radiating to thighs?
Doctor :   or leg?
User :   No, its only there on my back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any restiction of movements?
Doctor :   restriction of movements?
User :   No, I dont, But when I turn around my face, I feel a pain in the neck, also when I stand for a long time, I feel sever pain at the waist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is passing of urine normal?
User :   yes, its normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   XXXXXXXX from the history that you are presenting
Doctor :   there are few causes that can present in this way
User :   ok
User :   like ?
Doctor :   it could beAnkylosing Spondylitis
Doctor :   stenosiss
Doctor :   rheumatoid arthritis
User :   ok
Doctor :   please fill the form and say when done
User :   done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any thing i can help?
User :   sir, what kind of treatment you think I may need ?
Doctor :   that further depends on the exact diagnosis
User :   one more thing.. I have heard back pain can also be a symptom of Cancer, so is it possible that I may be having Cancer ?
Doctor :   yes it may be but at your age the chances are rare
User :   ok sir,
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   gagn
User :   yes
Doctor :   few questions
User :   ok
Doctor :   how did you get to know about health care magic
User :   Through Google
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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