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Smoking and alcohol addiction, severe back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   My age is 27
User :   and I suffer from a back ache problem
User :   this is specifically in the mornings
Doctor :   ok
User :   i consume alchol regularly and I am a smoker too
Doctor :   Please describe about it
User :   its just above my pelvic bone
Doctor :   how long you
User :   initially the pain was in the mornings and was not troubling me if i physically contacted the area
User :   now its a trouble even if i touch the effected area
Doctor :   If i would ask you to put the severity on the scale of 1 to 10 1 being the least painful and 10 most painful which number would you give?
User :   would be close to 4 initially but now has risen to 6
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have pain if you sit for long term
User :   no
User :   but i cant sleep on my straight back
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ;Gender; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   Age= 27
User :   Male
User :   xxxx
User :   xxxx
User :   singel
User :   i have tried using volini but not of much effect
Doctor :   are you hurt any timea/
User :   nope
Doctor :   Does the pain
Doctor :   move or stay stationary
Doctor :   there on the back
User :   stays stationery
User :   never moves
Doctor :   Does it pass into the thighs
Doctor :   occassionbally
User :   nope
Doctor :   Do you work for long time sitting and have to travel
User :   i sit for long hours
User :   actually the whole day with limited movement
Doctor :   Do you exercise regularly
User :   actually no
User :   i am slim in my physical appereance
Doctor :   Ok
User :   body weight is close to 60
Doctor :   Do you have neck pain or shoulder paon
User :   no
Doctor :   K
Doctor :   XXXXXXXX after you history
Doctor :   the possible conditions that can be affecting you are poor posture, Computer related injury if you are, Smoking, Lack of physical activiey
User :   k
Doctor :   I would say you need a rehabilitation program
Doctor :   for this backahce before
Doctor :   it damages aor hinders your life style further
Doctor :   You can apply SUMO gel
Doctor :   and buy hot water packs available
Doctor :   and sleep on them for few minutes after applying them
Doctor :   applying the gel
Doctor :   the tablet Combiflam can be taken only if it unbearable pain
Doctor :   Most important part
Doctor :   is
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done.
Doctor :   mean time i type
Doctor :   you get a physical examination done by the Orthopedician to rule out any worrisome causes
Doctor :   you can see a physiotherapist who can help you with electro therapy and Sonic therapy for healing of the pain
Doctor :   Exercise regulary
Doctor :   and I would be sending you a document on the stretch exercises you can practive
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   Is this the mail Id
User :   jus lisetning to you carefully
Doctor :   i can send the document
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Regular low-impact aerobic activities .Walking and swimming are good choices.
Doctor :   Abdominal and back muscle exercises (core-strengthening exercises) help condition these muscles so that they work together like a natural corset for your back.
Doctor :   Smokers have diminished oxygen levels in their spinal tissues, which can hinder the healing process
User :   k
Doctor :   Dont lift heavy wts
Doctor :   and sit on the floor with the back staright
User :   ok
Doctor :   Work with your legs tan with the back
Doctor :   Lift smart
Doctor :   Let your legs do the work. Move straight up and down
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok Doctor
Doctor :   So first see the ortho
Doctor :   and then a physio therapost
Doctor :   for the pain
User :   will do that right away
Doctor :   and then parallely
Doctor :   do the exericises
Doctor :   that i send at the desk top
User :   k
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Doctor :   bye
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