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Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:i m suffering from back pain cn u pls help
Doctor:Since when are you having this back ache?
User:3-4 mths
Doctor:Is it persistent?
Doctor:Or intermitted back aches?
Doctor:Which part of back aches? - upper or lower back?
Doctor:Does it pain radiate to the lower limb too?
Doctor:Do you have any difficulty while walking, while passing urine?
Doctor:Can you grade the intensity of pain in a scale of 1-10?
User:no difficulty while walking or urine pass
Doctor:May I know your current weight and height?
User:60kg 5.11
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor? Done any x-rays of the back?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Back aches is caused by number of factors.
Doctor:A few of the common conditions are
Doctor:muscle spasms
Doctor:abnormal posture
Doctor:degenerative conditions.
Doctor:Protruding discs
Doctor:and so on.
Doctor:Ideally investigations such as X-rays/CT/MRI scan are need to identify the cause of pain and treat it.
Doctor:However as
Doctor:the intensity of your pain is low
Doctor:and you do not have any other associated symptoms
Doctor:what you have seem to be a less worrisome problem.
Doctor:We can treat this with the following options.
Doctor:1. Posture correction - siting, standing and walking with a straight back.
Doctor:2. Sleeping on the right surface - not too hard and not too soft.
Doctor:3. Analgesics - topical such as pain balms, voveran gel/spray
Doctor:and oral such as NSAID drugs
Doctor:4. Warm compresses using hot water bags
Doctor:5. Back strengthening exercise and physiotherapy.
Doctor:I suggest you to try the first 5 options.
User:k sir tx a lot for your kind suggestions i'll b really benefited by this once again thx
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