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Treatment for lower back pain due to L-5 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my lower back is hurting. Chiropractor took x-ray and L-5 is the cause after his treatment it subdued but comes and goes. It hurting and when looking in a mirror with my shirt off it appears that my left side of my body seems lower or tilted and the right side is raised or leaning so to speak... My abs plus ribs seem pushed out a little bit as well?                                                   
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read your query.
User :   ok cool
Doctor :   Since when are you having pain?
User :   thursday i saw chiropractor
Doctor :   Can you rate the pain from 1 to 10?
User :   4-5
Doctor :   10 being maximum pain.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How did the pain start?
Doctor :   was it sudden.
User :   basketball.
Doctor :   or gradual.
User :   tweaked back playing and x-ray showed L-5 twisted/slipped
User :   gradual
Doctor :   Ok, has your Chiropractor told you that L-5 has twisted/slipped
User :   yes
Doctor :   ?
User :   x-ray showed
Doctor :   Yes, but who found it to be slipped?
Doctor :   Chiropractor?
User :   the chiropractor found that in the x-ray sir
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What treatment has he suggested you?
User :   what can i do to straighten out my body and relieve the pain/discomfort
User :   he treated me which relieved for a while... light walking...
Doctor :   Yes the treatment for slipped disc is Rest & Physiotherapy, along with painkillers
User :   what is physioterapy?
User :   should i lay flat on the floor or on my side?
Doctor :   Physiotherapy is nothing but exercises designed & delivered to patients by physiotherapists
Doctor :   for various orthopedic problems
User :   should i lay flat on the floor or on my side?
Doctor :   You must lay on whichever side most comfortable to you
Doctor :   whichever side that does not cause pain
User :   i want to fix the problem and your not really helping me
User :   why does it appear the left side of my body is lower then then the right side
Doctor :   Ok, what are the steps that you have taken
Doctor :   personally to improve your condition?
User :   advil, ice, light walking, stretching
Doctor :   Thats great, as long as you are continuing these regularly, your condition will improve over time
Doctor :   also avoid lifting weights
User :   hot tub?
Doctor :   prolonged work requiring use of your back like sitting for long in the same position
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