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Severe back pain, no relief with diazapam, have difficulty in sleeping. History of scheuermann's disease. Help?

hi, my name is Jodie. I suffer with a bad back and for the past week i have been in the most horrendous pain I may have suffered. I went to see my gp on friday and he told me that my back is in spasm , he gave me diazapam for 3 days. I am still in a lot of pain and it does not seem to be getting any better. i am finding it hard to sleep because everytime i turn over it wakes me up. I was diagnosed with schurmanns disease when i was 15 after being told that i had a crack in my spine and i seen the crack myself but was later told different.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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hi jodie
mainstay of treatment in schuermanns disease is excercise and maintaining proper posture
Any activity with forward bending may aggravate the symptoms for which you may need short course of analgesics with muscle relaxant , rest and hot fomentation .
Ask your g p to give some anti inflammatory along with muscle relaxant other than diazepam .
lastly you should regularly do yoga asanas ,few yoga poses which may help you is -shalabh asan, bhujang asan, shetubandh asan
this will help you to avoid such acute attacks. and never forget to maintain the proper posture
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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