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Hip and back pain. Reason? What should i do?

I am a 17 year old girl, and i have been having pains on my hip, the vertebrate column and the shoulder blades and the muscles joining the neck and the 2 ones on the backside, literally my whole back pains
Its been there for quite a while
What is the reason and what should i do?
i carry quite heavy school bag and its always on one shoulder since the bus i travel is always crowded
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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The pain you have been disturbed by are actually originating from your vertebral column most obviously as a result of you inappropriate lying posture that have caused the vertebral column straightening thus putting pressure on the spinal cord all along its ways and cause pain along the nerve distribution.

The treatment options are:

Correct you lying posture. Try to use hard under surface like plain ground with a low width mattress. Avoid spring mattresses.

Consult physiotherapist for stretching exercises.

Using anti inflammatory drugs like diclofenic sodium along with vit B complex

Bed rest for atleast two weeks.

Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Your pain seems to be mechanical in origin due to bad posture and carrying heavy weight.Mechanical back pain implies the source of pain is in the spine and/or its supporting structure. The surrounding muscles and ligaments may develop reactive spasm and pain.
The treatment usually involves rest with pain killers in combination with the muscle relaxants along with good physiotherapy exercises.
You can do a hot fomentation and apply a local analgesic gel on the area to relieve the spasm.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
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The pains that you have described are likely to be due to a muscular pain most likely caused by a wrong body posture. Taking mild pain killers and muscle relaxants will bring a short term relief. Regular exercise will be helpful.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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