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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Back Pain
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes doctor Hello..
Doctor :   Yes
User :   May i knw ur specialization
Doctor :   (I am a General Practitioner
User :   Can u help me in pbms regarding slip disc
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :   What is the problems you are facing
User :   its not me, my fiance is facing it. he has very mch pain in his back

Doctor :   Ok
User :   v have consulted many docs they say thr is no need of surgery,hav suggested some exercises only
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you got the MRI report
Doctor :   What was the impression
User :   ya... thr's pbm in L4 N L5 in the back. its slightly moved from its position
Doctor :   ok
User :   he has stopped travellin too
Doctor :   90% of the back pain problems dont require any intervention
Doctor :   They can be managed with simple bed rest and exercises
Doctor :   which form the crucial part of the treatnemt
Doctor :   So i would suggest you to look for physiotherapist help in getting the right exercises done
Doctor :   How long it has been since he is diagnosed
User :   its for him since 1 and half year
Doctor :   any imporvement
User :   pain still persists doc.Im vry worried for him
Doctor :   Is he going to the physiotherapist
Doctor :   How many sessions he is taking per week

User :   he exercises twice per day
User :   I cant c his sufferrung doc
Doctor :   When was the last consultation
User :   plz help out
Doctor :   to the doctor
User :   are u there Doc
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   What was the doctor opinion then
User :   He said ur condition is fine as of now, and u dont need any kind of surgery. u jus keep on doing exercises
User :   He said to keep on exercises
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How long he has asked to continue
User :   Wt do you say Sir
User :   life long so tht pain reduces
Doctor :   interventional procedures may be employed in cases of severe pain, lack of progress, or significant functional impairment.
Doctor :   like injections
User :   He asked tht if the pain persists i future thn vl thnk of it
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :   as said by me most of the back pains need proper
Doctor :   conservative treatment
Doctor :   are you following the exercises the Physiotherapisyt instructed
User :   He is strictly against any medecines like pain killers as such
Doctor :   it is relative
User :   S Doc
Doctor :   massage therapies and electrothermy are also employed to relieve the pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would say to look for sometime
Doctor :   With strong measures
Doctor :   and then go for interventions
User :   massage therapy is been also tested doc.
User :   k
Doctor :   Hmm..
User :   Thanks Doc if pbm persists il get back to u.

Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   We can decide then
User :   k doc
Doctor :   But learn about the managmenet measrues
Doctor :   bye
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