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    Suggest treatment for persistent muscle spasms in the back

Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Back Pain
Question: Muscle spasm in the back as a result of continius sneezing has led the patient to complete bedrest. The patient is unable to move.
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
More details please

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the query

Can you please describe a little more about the patient's problem?
How old is the patient?
Male or female?
Any known Medical problems?
What do you mean by the patient cannot move?

Continuous sneezing can be due to allergy and other causes.

Muscle spasm in the back could be due to slip disc. Hot fomentation at the back as well as taking pain killer and muscle relaxant like Tablet Diclofenac with Thicolchicoside combination twice a day for 5 days may give relief.

I am awaiting your reply to my questions are which I will have a clear direction to help find a solution for this problem.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.


Dr.Aashish Raghu

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 27 minutes later
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Patient information

Detailed Answer:

Please furnish more details about your patient as requested
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 18 minutes later
Thanks Doctor.
Patient is male age 35 and has a medical history of slip disc 6 years back burner nothing after that.
The patient is having problem in getting up from the bed... severe back pain when trying to get up especially when transiting from sitting to standing.
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Any investigation

Detailed Answer:

If any investigation like Xray or MRI has been done, can you please upload it.

Usually the slip disc can progress or the may be backbone fracture and/or slipping as well.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 1 hour later
no investigation.we got a physio and were told that it's a muscle spasm and will take 5/6 days for the patient to get out of the bed. Once that's done probably we would get additional investigation
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Physiotherapy Medication

Detailed Answer:
Physiotherapy back extension exercises can also be done when the patient is better.

Medication as I mentioned earlier will also help in relief.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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