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Date : 12-Sep-2014
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hello Dr
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:I have been facing lower back pain quite few years
User:I experienced this problem first time when I was traveling by bus around 5 to 6 years ago
User:I tried several methods to overcome from this but it didn't give permanent relaxation
Doctor:Have you gotten tested for it?
User:no
Doctor:I would suggest that you get X-ray for it
Doctor:Does it cause any numbness or pain in legs?
User:it creates pain only on back
User:and the pain concentrates on lower back especially
User:I always feel uncomfortable with this
Doctor:ok
Doctor:In the meantime take some precautions
User:what are they?
Doctor:Like avoid prolonged sitting
Doctor:Mattress better be orthopedic
Doctor:Stretches of back help especially the ones that make the back muscles stronger
Doctor:Do you get the pain while bending down or straightening the back/
User:yeah I feel some pain while bending
Doctor:So it is probably affecting the disk
User:and I also feel pain when stand constantly for sometime
Doctor:But it will show on tests
Doctor:Take pain killers like brufen or even aceclofenac
Doctor:It will diminish the inflammation in the area
Doctor:These should be taken only when pain is there
User:what kind of tests I have to take for this?
Doctor:X-ray under supervision of an orthopedic surgeon
User:sure I will get it done very soon Dr
User:thanks for the information
Doctor:Yes it will show the reason
Doctor:Sometimes the vertebra are weak and can cause compression
Doctor:Hope it helps.
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