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Pain management for chronic pain in lumbar spine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :  
Please proceed with your query
User :   i have been having chronic back pain for about a year and a half now
Doctor :  
User :   i am a gymnast
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i think it could be a stress fracture
Doctor :   I will help u in this
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Can i ask few questions
User :   of course
Doctor :  
Wats your age ?
User :   14
Doctor :  
Where exactly the pain is ?
User :   lumbar spine
Doctor :  
do yu have any muscle soreness or spasms
User :   today i did but not usually
Doctor :   Are you able to extend or flex at the hip levels
User :   what do u AAAAAAA
User :   mean**
Doctor :  
how is range of movements at the lumbar spine levels
User :   i dont understand
Doctor :  
are you able to bend
User :   yes
Doctor :  
User :   but its painful
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do you have any medical illness
User :   no
Doctor :  
did you do any investigations like X- ray
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or blood tests
User :   yes, i had an xray but it came out negative
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are you on any medications ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Its ideal to get a MRI get done
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because X-ray is normal
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its better to get an MRI done
User :   ok whats that?
Doctor :  
especially of lumbar region
Doctor :  
its a investigation like X- ray
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those detailas which cannot be detected by X- rays
Doctor :  
can be found out in MRI
Doctor :  
its like CT scan

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