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Yoga for low back pain, white discharge ,slipped disc - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   hi the mail sent to us said u have options for yoga wanted to check on that
Doctor :   yes proceed
User :   get a lot of back pain when i sleep so wake up at night. heard yoga will help
Doctor :   OK. i will help u in this

User :   also feel extremely exhausted after work feel like i'm handling too much guess yoga should help with all of these. had as small skin problem also and the doc said i should relax
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   sure
Doctor :   wats your age
Doctor :   ocupation
User :   hope all this is really confidential. am 34 yrs old working full time two kids age 2 and 5 travel 32 km total up and down to work
User :   banking. desk job
Doctor :   its very much confidential
Doctor :   we wont disclose this to any one
User :   ok hope so. any more info u need?
Doctor :   only doctor (me) and the pt (you)
Doctor :   will know it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how many days do yu have this problem
User :   general back problem since delivery occassionally. but past few weeks has been getting worse. have been driving to work for 9 months now
Doctor :   which region of the back is aching
Doctor :   is it lower or middle or upper back
User :   the waist at the back lower back
Doctor :   are the muscles stiff or sore
Doctor :   or tight
User :   dont know but feel better when someone presses it for me
Doctor :   pk
Doctor :   do yu have pain even when yu are at rest
User :   actually have been on leave for the past few days and no pain at night just extreme exhaustion dont feel like stepping out
Doctor :   or on activity like bending, proloned sitting, lifting wt
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are your menstrual cylces regualr
User :   lifting weight. when the kids cry too much im forced to carry them
Doctor :   ok
User :   they were not earlier but now after the second delivery they are much better happens every month even if not exact no of days but flow has reduced from earlier.
User :   earlier 3 days now two. third day hardly
Doctor :   at the time of cycles do yu have back ache
User :   no legs below the knee feel weak. has always been that way. but feel like lying on my back flat and feel better
Doctor :   how many days do yu bleed
Doctor :   ok
User :   had the office general check up in jan and all reports were normal actually thought something may be wrong as i get so tired
Doctor :   do yu have blood clots or white discharge
User :   generally u mean?

Doctor :   since how many days
User :   sometimes some white mucous kind of discharge
Doctor :   at the time of menstural cylces
User :   at the time of cycles it is like clots
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu get the cylces every month regularlay
User :   yes now approx 30 to 40 days
Doctor :   wat was your hemoglobin levels
User :   11 point sthg
Doctor :   normal is 12- 13 mg/dl
Doctor :   did yu do any ultrasound or scanning
User :   not sure maybe 12 then as everything seemed within range in the report. no only ecg blood and sugar and chest xray
Doctor :   was X-ray of back region done
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   wats your ht and wt
User :   5 4 wt 63 or 65 lots of people telling me i seem to have lost weight. although the weighing scale does not say so my clothes have got loose
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   not to worry yu have a ideal wt for your ht
Doctor :   your ideal wt is 59- 63.5 kgs
Doctor :   hi are yu there

Doctor :   let me mention the causes of low back ache
User :   ok
Doctor :   it can be a muscle sprain or tension
Doctor :   2. ligament injury
Doctor :   3. spine or bone problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   wat we call it as slipped disc, or spondylosis
Doctor :   4. or nerve compression
Doctor :   5. or a plain osteoarthritis
User :   ok
Doctor :   to know exactly wat is the cause it better to get an X- ray done
Doctor :   i will advice yu few diet tips and exercise tips to reduce the back pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   regarding the diet
Doctor :   take plenty of water 12-15 glasses per day
Doctor :   take more green leafy veg
Doctor :   like palak, methi, coriander, cabbage, and others
Doctor :   take more cucumber
User :   ok
Doctor :   these contain more vitamins which ideal to reduce back pain
Doctor :   next is exercises
Doctor :   does walking worsens the back pain
User :   no frankly i hardly walk. drive to work and back and then am busy at home
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then a brisk walking of 20 min daily in early morning on a plain surface will help yu
Doctor :   to reduce the back ache
User :   ok
Doctor :   while doing this there is a harmone like substance called endorphins
Doctor :   released from the body
Doctor :   which will reduce stress and tension
Doctor :   keep u in a elevated mood
User :   oh i did not know that. was keen on yoga to keep my mind in control also
Doctor :   next is yoga
Doctor :   A good, regular yoga practice will go far in relieving the stress and tension

Doctor :   even the back pain
Doctor :   1. Lie flat on your back in a relaxed position, arms resting at your sides,
User :   ok does your organisation offer something on yoga? dont want to go to soem quack
User :   ok
Doctor :   palms down, and legs lying naturally,
User :   ok
Doctor :   your head, buttocks, and heel should touch the ground
Doctor :   Breathe in and out for a few seconds while allowing any tension to leave the body.
Doctor :   2. bending forward posture
Doctor :   Stand up straight with feet together and arms hanging loosely along your sides.
Doctor :   Breathe in deeply and raise your arms straight above your head.
Doctor :   While breathing out, bend forward and touch your toes if you can.
User :   ok

Doctor :   If you canĂ¢??t reach your toes, grab hold of your ankles or calves.
Doctor :   Your movements during this pose should be smooth, not jerky.
Doctor :   but this may be too difficult for many who suffer from lower back pain.
Doctor :   its better to do these exercises under the supervision of a certified yoga instructor,
Doctor :   if you encounter any problems with these poses, you should consult an expert.
Doctor :   is that ok
Doctor :   hi are yu there
Doctor :   helooo
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   is that all?
Doctor :   next is medications
Doctor :   shall i proceed
Doctor :   Tab. Shelcal-M once daily for 1 month after food in the nite
Doctor :   and Tab. Hifenac-MR 2 times a day for 5 days after food one in morning and one in evening
Doctor :   last is one more yoga
User :   anything else?
Doctor :   Lie flat on your back as in Corpse pose.
Doctor :   As you inhale, bend your knee, place your hands right below the knee, and draw your leg towards your chest.
Doctor :   Your left leg should remain flat on the floor
Doctor :   Exhale and bring your forehead up to touch your knee. Inhale, and then as you exhale, return to your original position. Repeat with the other leg.
Doctor :   is that ok
Doctor :   hi are yu there
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