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Spotted with cervical and lumber spondylitis. Having much back and neck pain. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Dr.
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:fine. thank you
User:hw abt u?
Doctor:I am good, thank you
Doctor:How can I help you
User:yes some days back i was spoted with cervical and lumber spondylosis
User:now a days i was having much back pain and back pain
User:sry back pain and neck pain
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:This can be related to the cervical and lumbar spondylosis, XXXXXXX
Doctor:What is your age?
User:is this some thing due to calcium deficiency ?
Doctor:No, XXXXXXX
Doctor:Actually its strange that you have cervical spondylosis at this age
Doctor:Its commonly seen in people above 60 years of age
Doctor:This is actually an age related change
Doctor:Both cervical and lumbar spondylosis
Doctor:Do you need to work on the computer for long hours
User:but not long hours
User:i was really very much worried abt it
User:whether there is any cure for it
Doctor:First of all, XXXXXXX I want you to sit straight right now
Doctor:See if it relieved any pain
Doctor:When I say straight, means your back should be straight and your chin should be parallel to the floow
Doctor:Just try
User:i have a read an article that says if we dont have sufficient calcium , our body will take calcium from our body
User:is it true
User:our body will take calcium from our bones?
Doctor:A normal diet will have enough calcium XXXXXXX
Doctor:Yes the bones start becoming weaker but it will not lead to the kind of changes you have
Doctor:First tell me does sitting straight help?
User:yes some wat good
Doctor:I think your posture is the main culprit
Doctor:There is nothing to worry about
Doctor:Sitting straight and maintaining a proper posture while doing other activities will help the most
User:Fine but this is the only problem or there could be some other cause?
Doctor:There is no other cause, XXXXXXX
Doctor:It is the most common cause of back pain in young adults
Doctor:Wrong posture
Doctor:I will send you a link which will tell you how to maintain a proper posture while working
User:am dying bas of this pain
User:is there any way to over come
User:other that sitting
Doctor:You can do hot fomentation
Doctor:And apply volini spray where it hurts
Doctor:But this is the long term solution of preventing it
User:can operation will help?
Doctor:This link will tell you how to maintain a proper posture while working on computer
Doctor:Its not required XXXXXXX
Doctor:You have tablet disprin 1 tablet dissolved in water with food
Doctor:You'll be better in some time
Doctor:You can take upto 3-4 tablets daily
Doctor:Its not required
User:it will cause any side effects?
Doctor:So thats why I said take it as and when required
Doctor:Thats the dose
User:it wil case any problem like nerve injury or some thing
User:or spine injury?
User:in futuer am asking?
User:it wil cause any problem like nerve injury or some thing
Doctor:yes, it causes a burning sensation in the stomach
Doctor:No not at all
Doctor:Thats why we say take it with food
User:Oh fine
Doctor:Who told you XXXXXXX that you have spondylosis?
User:ortho dr.
Doctor:I'll tell you what XXXXXXX
Doctor:You try what I am saying for just 2-3 days
Doctor:You'll be much better
User:Ok sure i will try
Doctor:There is nothing you need to worry about
Doctor:You said you were better just by sitting straight
Doctor:So that should give you an idea that its going to work
Doctor:So I think XXXXXXX you'll be fine
User:Sure i will try and let you know
Doctor:there's nothing you need to worry about
Doctor:Actually stress also can increase back pain
Doctor:so stay away from it
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:are you sure is there any thing else which can cause spondylosis?
Doctor:See XXXXXXX
Doctor:normally its an age related change
Doctor:Other factors include doing a job which involves heavy bending and lifting
Doctor:which is not the case here
Doctor:Then you have things like spine surgery , severe arthritis or trauma
Doctor:which is again not the case
Doctor:and moreover lumbar spondylosis does not even cause back pain
User:ho ok
Doctor:If the pain was due to spondylosis, it wouldn't just go away after correcting your posture
Doctor:All that is evidence that there is something else
User:makes sense
Doctor:I would suggest that you do this for 2-3 days XXXXXXX
Doctor:Mainly, hot fomentation, volini spray and maintaining the right posture
Doctor:Otherwise you can always come back
User:Ok sure will and get back... if i need assistance
Doctor:I would suggest you seek a second opinion
Doctor:Why dont you post a query on ask a specialist with your queries and your reports
Doctor:It would be free and you can always recheck
User:Ok will do that too
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:as of now no
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:Ok, XXXXXXX thanks for consulting me
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