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Persisting Back pain, overweight, posture related? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi, Please proceed with your query
User :   Actually I have started developing back pain since a few months ...
User :   I do some excersices as well .. but the pain keeps going and coming back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   25
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight ?
User :   height : 5ft 6 inch and weight : 68
User :   kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   also the pain is mostly in the lower portion of the back
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apart from this do you have any medical problems ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you do any blood or urine tests recently?
User :   yes .. there was one conducted recently in our office ...
User :   blood test
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what were the reports?
User :   everything seemed normal ... as per the ranges they give
Doctor :   may i know how do you travel to office daily
User :   cab
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how are your working hours?
Doctor :   do you sit for a long time at work in front of the C?
Doctor :   PC?
Doctor :   are you with me ?
Doctor :   i may have to close the chat window since you are not responding
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Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
User :   ya sure ... I do sit a lot in front of comp at work ...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would like to give you some suggestions
Doctor :   common causes of lower back pain is adopting a wrong posture at work
Doctor :   other causes being smoking , travel by two wheelers/cars in bumpy roads, lifting heavy weight , weight gain , etc
User :   so as per my height ... what should be my ideal weight
Doctor :   since your blood reports are normal i will not think of other causes
Doctor :   it should be around 65
Doctor :   i would suggest you follow these measure
User :   ok .. it generally around 66- 69
Doctor :   1. adapt the right posture at work
Doctor :   2. get a good back suport when you work , make it as comfortable as possible
Doctor : not sit for long hours in the same posture
Doctor :   4. take regular breaks for every half an hour
Doctor :   5. eat regularly and avoid spicy food , tea , coffee, etc
User :   ya I try that .. but not every half an hour
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as much as possible take breaks
Doctor :   also lie on a hard mattress when you go to sleep
Doctor :   avoid using soft cushions
Doctor :   also daily physical activity is very essential
Doctor :   for pain you can take a safe pain killer like DOLO 500 MG one tablet
User :   ok ... thanx a lot ... I'll try as adviced ... I got to go now ..I think I'll have time over the weekend to discuss further ..
Doctor :   you may need to consult an orthopedician
Doctor :   ok , thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   you can get back again to us for further discussion
Doctor :   good day
Doctor :   take care
User :   u too .. bbye
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