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What causes back pain after a cardiac arrest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Nov-2014
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User:Hope you are doing well
Doctor:Am fine, How can I help you?
User:I have the following query:- My father had sufferrd from a cardiac arrest six years ago. Post to that we undergone Angioplasty for him.
User:Recently he suffers pain in the back. So, how should we proceed now
Doctor:Does the back pain occur when he walks or stands? Or at rest?
User:The pain normally do not occur frequently. It mostly happens whn he comes home after drving a bike in evening
Doctor:i see
Doctor:how old is he?
User:oh Sorry!! 59
Doctor:well. i think we need to get some x-rays done for him
User:which one
Doctor:Get X-rays of the lumbar spine. AP and Lateral views
Doctor:and we can see if there are any spinal issues
User:Do you thing the problem other than being a carida issue
Doctor:if there are no structural issues, then he will need to start doing some strengthening excercises
Doctor:I don't think thats related
User:okk!! can you assist me how to avail medicalaim if my dada needs to be treated!! I will be looking for cashless hospital located near my home place XXXXXXX XXXXXXX District
Doctor:I'm not really knowledgable about insurance issues.
Doctor:your best bet is to call your insurance company
Doctor:or if your insurance is provided through your work, then talk to your HR person
Doctor:The x-rays should cost a few hundred rupees though
Doctor:Thats why i like ordering those first, much cheaper than CT or MRI and gives alot of useful info
User:Hmm!! Thanks XXXXXXX for giving your valuable input!! One more thing do you think if my dad will have to undergo angioplasty further!! Now there is no majo problem but still was checking with you
Doctor:If i am not mistaken though, cashless facilities are normally only given for Inpatient treatment. For Outpatient stuff, you have to file a claim after you send in the recipts
Doctor:As long as his ECG and ECHO's are looking good, no further need of angioplasty
User:I need to check this with the HR department
Doctor:He should be getting these tests done regularly. My reccomendation is every 6 to 8 months
Doctor:His cardiologist would have the final say in that though
User: We did ECG a month ago and all was fine!! But the echo test was not done!!
Doctor:Hmm. I guess that's OK. I'm not a cardiologist, so i have a tendency to over order these things to be ssafe
Doctor:As long as he is keeping in close contact with his cardiologist, that should be fine
User: Will touchbase with you if any queries
Doctor:No problem
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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