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Suggest remedies for persistent intermittent upper back pain

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

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Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 in Back Pain
Question: Hi Doctor,

I am having a back pain upper back till feet( Left Side), since 2 months, I sit and work for 9 hous per day, the pain goes and come back again, please advice me..

Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pain may be due to disc prolapse or may be postural.

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your query,pain may be due to disc prolapse or may be postural.
The main treatment of such problem is bed rest along with pain killers and muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants can help cure her symptoms if used in appropriate dosage in combination with a potent analgesic. You can get these prescribed from your orthopedician.

Local analgesic gels and hot fomentation may provide a short term relief. You can use analgesic gels like Volini gel.
Exercise is not advisable in the times of acute pain.
Using an LS contour belt of appropriate size might be helpful in providing support to the back muscles.

Physiotherapy also plays a major role in treating such conditions. Epidural steroid injections have been used, if oral pain killers are not very effective and surgical treatment is not considered. Discuss with your orthopedician and an appropriate treatment can be planned depending on the response to medical drugs.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Praveen Tayal,
Orthopaedic Surgeon

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