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Remedy for lumbar back ache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi, I have been suffering from back ache for a long time
Doctor :   ok
User :   The lower back is the problem area...
User :   also, shoulder muscles aches whenever I sit without back support
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your age
User :   27
Doctor :   occupation
User :   xxxx
Doctor :   ok do you sit for long time and work
User :   I have had this pain for the last ten years...on and off
User :   Not really
Doctor :   do you feel the pain going down into the legs
User :   No
Doctor :   are you able to carry out your normal activities
Doctor :   like sitting standing walking
User :   Yes, but the pain gets bad whenevr I am on a long trip or walk for too long...basically any strenous excercise makes it worse
User :   Normal activities are not a problem
Doctor :   ok do yu exercise daily
User :   Not really
User :   Couple of years back I went for physiotherapy which helped at the time but no lasting benefit
Doctor :   waht is your weight
User :   54....Height 5'8"
Doctor :   it most probably a lumbar back ache
Doctor :   do you have any problem with motion and urination
User :   What does that mean? How do I treat it?
User :   No problem with either
Doctor :   lumbar back ache is the spasm of muscles around the lower back area
Doctor :   there are major muscles which support your postures
User :   okay
Doctor :   if the person is not active or he is not tuning the muscles they go into a state of inactivity
Doctor :   and it can also happen due to over strain
Doctor :   by lifting heavy weights etc
User :   The first time I had this problem the doctor after a XRAY and Scan diagnosed a ligament injury in the lower back area...for which he said there is no permanent cure. Could that be true?
Doctor :   as i am chatting with many patients , please be patient for reply
User :   okay !
User :   I am the "patient" :-)
Doctor :   ligament injury is a common problem
Doctor :   but no interventions are done
User :   what does that mean? "interventions"?
Doctor :   i mean any surgery
Doctor :   the injury to the ligament is usually
Doctor :   managed first conservatively with some lifestyle changes, exercises
Doctor :   and massage therapy
Doctor :   with some pain killers if needed
User :   Like Combiflame?
Doctor :   you are asked to lie on flat surfaces
Doctor :   ya
Doctor :   combiflam is one of them
User :   okay...not sure if my insurance will cover "massage therapy" :-)
User :   Thanks though...nice chatting with you...a good experience
Doctor :   ok
User :   Do you recommend visitng any doctor for this?
Doctor :   orthopedician usually take care of these
Doctor :   but physiotherpist has major role too
User :   Would you recommend some Doctor?
Doctor :   he helps you in suiting the right kind of exercises
Doctor :   You can opt for any orthopedician for that matter
Doctor :   as your old orthopedician is fine
Doctor :   though
User :   Does your company help in making any appointments?
Doctor :   we can recommend you
Doctor :   though in finding one in your area
Doctor :   yes we help in appnts
Doctor :   one of our doctors shall call yoiu back and see how you are doing
Doctor :   which area do you belohg
Doctor :   belong
Doctor :   please confirm your details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   0000
User :   that is correct...I live in xxxx
Doctor :   I am sorry xxxx
Doctor :   we dont have the service in xxxx
Doctor :   we shall be arriving soon
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with
User :   No thanks
Doctor :   ok bye
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