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Preventive measures for lower back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi I am having a low back pain with out radiating pain to the legs
User :   Hi..
Doctor :   Since when is the duration of the pain?
Doctor :   Can you point out exactly / describe the pain?
User :   the pain is like in the right side of the low back..
User :   I have already consulted another doctor
User :   and he told me to do exercises for the time being
User :   my question is there any kind of back rest or seating will help me with low back pain...
User :   if so.. can you tell me any of them..
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   the ergonomic chairs are important
Doctor :   You should not work without table and chair for computer use
Doctor :   There are extra cushion that should be used
Doctor :   While working the back band shall help to keep the spine straight
Doctor :   I shall tell you golden rule during the back pain
Doctor :   During acute back pain: User :   tell me
Doctor :   Never try to work, take complete bed rest
User :   i cannot.. so I am chatting from bed as of now...
Doctor :   Do not get out of bed at all for 24 to 48 hours depending upon the pain
User :   I am almost bed rest for seven days now...
User :   unable to sit at all..
User :   walking is fine...
User :   eventhough restricted
Doctor :   You are not getting better as I feel you are still doing things like these (working)
User :   Ok..
Doctor :   If the pain is there, try to numb the area of the skin with COLD CUBES for 5 minutes continous
Doctor :   so that the area numbs
User :   Ok...
Doctor :   Do it 5 times a day
User :   Ok..
Doctor :   This way for 2 to 3 days
User :   Ok...
Doctor :   Actually I want to end this chat fast as it is not recommended
Doctor :   When you get better, then consider getting an MRI done
Doctor :   90% of back pains go off with complete bed rest for 48 hrs
User :   Ok.. i was on bed rest for four days...
User :   and then undergone physio with vibrator
User :   and UST
User :   and they told me start on stretching exercies for low back...
Doctor :   Yes Physio is very very important
Doctor :   But if you do such kind of acts to work on bed the pain can matter worse in future
Doctor :   and it can lead to more complications
User :   Oh ok.. sure will not do...
Doctor :   Follow the exercises
User :   can you also tell me what to do about sitting
Doctor :   and pain remedie
Doctor :   and get well soon
User :   sure
Doctor :   Then get the MRI done
Doctor :   Show it to your Orthopedicaiin
User :   ok..
Doctor :   I hope you understand the imp of complete bed rest
User :   yes
Doctor :   if possible get a pan for the urine and stool
User :   Ok..
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Rest
User :   any suggestions for ergnomic chairs, cushions for low back
Doctor :   That we shall discuss after the recovery
Doctor :   as you should not sit on them now
User :   Ok...
Doctor :   Now close your lappie
Doctor :   and rest on firm mattress
User :   Ok.. thanks
Doctor :   Do not do exercises if you have pain
User :   Ok..
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