Suggest treatment for severe back pain

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Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 in General Health
Question: I do have acute back pain in neck , I have done X ray for cervicle Spine
and result as follows what does it mean ,if it is problem Can you please suggest a further treatment on this.

Loss of Lordosis

Suggest of spondylosis
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
loss of normal inward curve and arthritis of the spine

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Lordosis is inward curvature/curving of the spine. There is normally slight inward curve in some areas of the spine.

Loss of lordosis means that this slight inward curve is reduced.

The spine consists of the bones/vertebra and the discs that lie in between these vertebra.
In spondylosis, there is degeneration/break down of these discs. This means that the bones/vertebra may then exert pressure on each other.
Spondylosis basically means that there is arthritis of the back.

There is no cure for loss of lordosis or spondylosis (arthritis ). Treatment would mainly consist of pain medication and physiotherapy.

Pain medication may start with NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, cataflam, voltaren, celebrex), if there is no improvement other medications may be added (codeine, tramadol or other opiates.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James 17 hours later
Are there any precautions has to be taken in physical activity. Shall I get this medicine in the medical without prescription else I have to visit doctor for this. Kindly suggest
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
most are over the counter

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Most of these medications are over the counter, this means that you should be able to obtain them from your local pharmacy without a prescription.

The opiates would usually require a prescription

IN terms of physical activity, it would be best to be assessed by a physiotherapist. He or she can show you the exercises that may help and those that may be a problem.
Normal or regular activitities, unless they cause pain, would generally be okay

Please feel free to ask anything else
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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