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Hi Doc, From The Past Few Days I Am Suffering

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Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2018
Question: Hi Doc,

from the past few days i am suffering from lower back pain especially in the right lower side and also experience discomfort after waking up from sleep especially in the neck and back. Continuous stiffness in my neck throughout the day probably because of workng long hours on a laptop. Also, i'm grossly underweight, 6ft and 53 kg.
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be related to posture and stress

Detailed Answer:
hi,
yes there is a possibility that low back pain gets triggered due to poor posture, weak back muscles and stress.
I would suggest that first get rid of pain by taking anti inflammatory with muscle relaxant like hifenac mr, then strengthen the back muscles by doing back exercises.
some medication like pregabalin might help.
take care of calcium and vitamin d levels,and maintain them.
lastly,arthritis of back should be ruled out,by doing inflammatory markers like esr,crp and hla b27.
regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal (18 hours later)
Hi,

Thanks for the prompt reply. What corrections should I make to my posture and can you also suggest some back exercises that I should undertake?
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Back strengthening exercise

Detailed Answer:
posture correction means that don't slouch on the chair, sit straight with the small of the back touching the back of the chair.
exercises are back strengthening ones,like bhujang asana, bridge pose, and naukasana.
regular work out like jogging or brisk walking will also help.
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal (2 hours later)
in continuation to the above query, I have developed severe pain in my left leg and keeps getting worse when sitting. Should I follow the above mentioned procedure only and seek professional guidance and have a thorough check up?
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It's possible that it is a part of the current problem

Detailed Answer:
hi
yes it is probably a part of the same problem.
however no harm in getting x-rays and a blood workup done.
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Hi Doc, From The Past Few Days I Am Suffering

Brief Answer: Could be related to posture and stress Detailed Answer: hi, yes there is a possibility that low back pain gets triggered due to poor posture, weak back muscles and stress. I would suggest that first get rid of pain by taking anti inflammatory with muscle relaxant like hifenac mr, then strengthen the back muscles by doing back exercises. some medication like pregabalin might help. take care of calcium and vitamin d levels,and maintain them. lastly,arthritis of back should be ruled out,by doing inflammatory markers like esr,crp and hla b27. regards