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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   I have spondylolisthesis of Grade A

Doctor :   Hi ! Dr Pathak hre
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   Hi, XXXXXXXX i have spondylisthesis of Grade A for past 5 years
User :   30
Doctor :   Are you having any problems right now?

User :   S sir last few weeks i have severe pain from buttox to knee ..
User :   of right leg
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems also?

User :   no sir.
Doctor :   Spondylisthesis is anterior displacement of a vertebra or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below.

User :   vertebrae below
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   A short period of rest or avoiding activities such as lifting and bending and athletics may help reduce symptoms.
Doctor :   Are you on any medications right now?
User :   i m taking mobizox 2 per day
Doctor :   Was it prescribed?
User :   3 yrs be4
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but i wnt to know it has any major side effect to have Mobizox
Doctor :   If the pain is continuous you may benefit from cortisone injection.
Doctor :   Taking on a regular basis may have some side effects.
User :   injection injucted in spine?
Doctor :   Its given epidurally.

Doctor :   The best would be to go for physiotherapy exercises.

Doctor :   Which help reduce the pain and give relief.
Doctor :   You should do regular stretching exercises as it is grade 1 and would be beneficial.
User :   wt is the best way to avoid the pain
Doctor :   Include physiotherapy, home exercises, stretching .
User :   sir i will continue with mobizox or any other medicine with no r less side effects
Doctor :   Avoid hyperextension of the spine and avoid doing any weightlifting

Doctor :   Prescription of Mobizox is fine as such for relief of pain.
User :   K, What shall I do immediately to reduce the pain. I have this past 15 days
Doctor :   You can do Hot fomentation 3 to 4 times a day, it will help you.

Doctor :   Take Mobizox for immediate relief.
Doctor :   Avoid wrong postures.
User :   dosage ?
Doctor :   Maximum 3 times a day.
User :   Which treatment is best sir 1. operation on spine 2. DX9000 3. Massage
Doctor :   Best is Physiotherapy, since its Grade 1 it does not require operation.

User :   shall i drive Bike..
Doctor :   How long is the drive?
User :   i have to travel from my home to office of 23 KMS ride..
Doctor :   Is it by two wheeler?

User :   S
Doctor :   Go in for public transport then, so long drive is not recommended.

User :   shal i wear lumber XXXXXXXX belt
Doctor :   Belt does help some people, you can have it after consulting with your treating doc who will examine your spine.
User :   sir i need suggestion to consult best doctor in chennai.
Doctor :   Do you want to know orthopedic in Chennai?

User :   S Sir
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User :   I have tummy also.. can u suggest or tips to reduce the same
Doctor :   You need to follow a balanced diet plan and also do some regular exercises.

Doctor :   1)Do regular exercises and abdominal crunches.
Doctor :   2)Take 3 servings of fruit and 2 servings of veggies
Doctor :   3)Drink lots of water
Doctor :   4)Walk as much as you can and avoid taking elevators.
Doctor :   5)Avoid having sweets/ junk food/ oily food.

Doctor :   Are you following what i have said?
User :   till now im doing nothing sir..
User :   but i want to do
Doctor :   You should be motivated to do .\
Doctor :   And follow the regime
User :   s sir i will do tat
User :   b 4 tat i need 2 reduce my pain sir.. i can't able to do things normally it was more pain to
Doctor :   Yeah i can understand that, do some physiotherapy regularly, you will be benefited by that.
User :   s sir..
Doctor :   You can do regular walk even daily for 25 to 30 minutes after tightening your abdomen muscles, it would not increase your pain and will help you in reducing tummy fat also.
Doctor :   Also avoid riding bike for long distances, it will aggravates your pain.

Doctor :   *aggravate

User :   Sir and i have one fear due to this , any chance to have paralysis
Doctor :   Proper management and exercises will not lead to paralysis, no need of taking unnecessary tension.

Doctor :   You are in such a young age and also it is Grade A you can very well manage this
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   S sir i will do that ...
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   Thank you very much sir. Chating with you given me a confident to do my activity .. I will do and follow wt u said
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
Doctor :   All the best
User :   Bye sir
Doctor :   Take care.
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