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I Have Excruciating Back Pain And It’s Affecting My Work

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Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020
Question: I have excruciating back pain and it’s affecting my work and I don’t know what to do
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly follow up with additional details

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting us with your health query

I have gone through the question. However, I would really appreciate a few additional details so that I can give you better guidance

-Kindly provide your age and sex
- When did the pain start?
- Was the onset of pain sudden or more gradual?
- Is the back pain localized to one side or both sides?
- Does the back pain radiate to one or both legs?
- Any numbness or issues with movement of legs?
- Any history of trauma preceding the onset of pain?
- Do you experience any urinary or bowel incontinence?
- Does your work involve lifting weights, standing/sitting for long periods of physical exertion?
- Have you noticed any aggravating or relieving factors for the pain?
- Do you have history of any previous medical conditions including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc?
- Address any additional concerning symptoms you have noticed as well.

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Practicing since :2012

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I Have Excruciating Back Pain And It’s Affecting My Work

Brief Answer: Kindly follow up with additional details Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting us with your health query I have gone through the question. However, I would really appreciate a few additional details so that I can give you better guidance -Kindly provide your age and sex - When did the pain start? - Was the onset of pain sudden or more gradual? - Is the back pain localized to one side or both sides? - Does the back pain radiate to one or both legs? - Any numbness or issues with movement of legs? - Any history of trauma preceding the onset of pain? - Do you experience any urinary or bowel incontinence? - Does your work involve lifting weights, standing/sitting for long periods of physical exertion? - Have you noticed any aggravating or relieving factors for the pain? - Do you have history of any previous medical conditions including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc? - Address any additional concerning symptoms you have noticed as well. Awaiting Dr.Lekshmi Rita Venugopal