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Have severe pain across upper back. Get it after standing and sitting for too long?

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Hello, My name inXXXXXXX, I am 76 and have severe pain across my upper back. I get it after standing for too long and sitting at my sewing machine computer and just having to lean forward.
Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
Hello friend, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX
I am Dr Vaibhav Gandhi, I am orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist

I have studied your case.
At age of 76, in females osteoporosis [weak bones] is very common
Osteoporosis leads to diffuse back pain , hump back, generalized weakness

You need calcium with vit D twice a day, you need more medicine to fight against osteoporosis, for that you need to consult to orthopaedic surgeon.

Here are my suggestions for you:

Take rest, hot or cold fomentation
Avoid lifting weights
Sit with taking support to your back
Take some measures for fracture prevention [eg anti skid flooring]
Continue spine extension exercises
Physiotherapy - short wave diathermy and ultrasonic therapy will help.

Do let me know if you have more queries.

Take care.
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