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Pregnant and having back pain. Suggest the treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Sep-2013
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User:Hello Dr
User:Helllo Dr
User:Good Evening
User:My wife is pregnant and in her fourth month
Doctor:Good evening
User:and now she is complaining that she is getting lot of back pain
User:when checked with the regular doctor, the one that we are visiting, she said that it is not related to pregnancy
User:but can be some issues with the back, like not sitting properly
User:bending much
User:something like that
User:but now the pain is very severe for her
User:my counterpart are work said that its very common in pregnancy
User:the back ache
User:counterpart at work*
User:So what could be the reason
User:is there something to worry
User:should i take to her to hospital?
Doctor:I need to know a few things
Doctor:Is this her first pregnancy?
Doctor:How many weeks is it exactly?
User:14th week
Doctor:From how long does she have back pain?
User:last three days
Doctor:Does it come and go or it just stays?
User:from the last two days she is complaining that its there
User:it just stays and she feels a little fine when she relaxes(lie down)
Doctor:How bad is it on a scale of 1 - 10 where 10 is the worst?
User:I would say 5-6
User:she said today she had shooting pain today
Doctor:During first pregnancy, the uterus grows outside pelvis causing some discomfort
Doctor:Is the pain radiating?
Doctor:For example to legs etc?
User:yes i guess
User:she complained she has her thighs paining too
Doctor:Where exactly is the pain on back?
User:its lower back
Doctor:in the center?
Doctor:over the spine?
User:in the centre
Doctor:Most probably due to growth of uterus and improper posture her back has gotten strained
Doctor:She can take pain-killers like brufen for pain
Doctor:Most back pains get better on their own in some time
Doctor:If she does not get better then she may need a visit to an orthopedic surgeon, where she has to tell the doctor about her ongoing pregnancy
Doctor:Tell her to change her posture frequently
Doctor:Move around or walk around when pain is bad
Doctor:Take calcium supplements like calcium sandoz daily
Doctor:Take enough milk at least 2 -3 glasses
Doctor:She has to stop bending
User:ooh ok
User:OK doctor, we would work on this
Doctor:I think it should get better in few days
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:no doctor
User:one thing
User:does mattress has to do anything with tjos
Doctor:of course
Doctor:The mattress has to be such that supports the back
User:do you suggest spring mattress
Doctor:It should neither be hard nor soft
Doctor:But in between
Doctor:Orthopedic mattresses are the best for back pain
Doctor:Spring mattress is also ok
Doctor:Take her along while shopping for it, so that she can try
User:thank you doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:No more questions
User:thanks for your time
User:nice talking to you
Doctor:Nice talking to you too
Doctor:Take care
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