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What causes backpain during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Apr-2014
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:I am
User:Good evening doctor
Doctor:how can I help uou?
Doctor:Good evening
User:My wife is 29 years of age
Doctor:please go ahead with your question
Doctor:ok
User:she is 14 months pregnent
Doctor:ok
User:around 20 days back she had a pain in the back
User:exactly at the left upper corner of the back.
Doctor:ok
User:once the pain originated, I applied hot water pack
User:but the pain persisted
Doctor:ok
User:we went to doctor and the said its spazym
Doctor:ok
User:they a painkiller and asked to do physiotherarepy
Doctor:ok
User:as the pain was accute we followed all the process and the on the Holi day itself the last sitting for physiotherepy was over
Doctor:Okay
User:things were ok till the last sunday when the pain originated again.
Doctor:ok
User:sorry i forgot to tell you that the first day we me the doctor the pain also spread to the left hand
Doctor:Ok
User:now today we went to the doctor again and we got MRI done as the pain is sever
Doctor:ok
User:the MRI report in the IMPRESSION Column states: - "Annular tear with extruded disc involving C5/6 with thecal sac indentation, left sided neural foraminal and cervical spinal canal narrowing"
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Ok
User:Doctor suggested to go visit him again tommorro and most probably he says we have to undergo surgery.
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:he is right
User:Is sergery the only option ?
User:what will be the implicATION ON THE BABY
User:?
Doctor:Probably yes
Doctor:If you can manage the pain without the surgery, then you can postpone the surgery till after delivery
User:Can't physiotherpy help to getting the pain curred?
Doctor:No
Doctor:Physiotherapy is only a temporary relief
Doctor:And it will not solve the actual problem
Doctor:But you can try the physiotherapy
User:the pain is grive, if we have to under go the sergery will it affect the baby, though the doctors here are saying it will not were are concerned about anesthesia
Doctor:If that helps you manage the pain till delivery, then you can go for surgery after delivery
Doctor:It depends on the particular anesthetic agent used
Doctor:some are not advisable
Doctor:some have no harmful effects on the baby
Doctor:so, the anesthetist will use the ones that don't have any harmful effects
User:ok so if we see the doctors are not very confident of the baby's helth we should try to avoid surgery till delivery by means of physiotherepy
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:The choice is yours
User:Thank you Doctor. Sorry for telling a long story in the begining as i wanted to let you know the whole case properly.
User:Thanks for your advice we will meet the doctors tommorro.
Doctor:No problem at all
User:Good night
Doctor:giving full details makes it easier for us to understand the problem better
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:goodnight
Doctor:bye
User:bye
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