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Suffering from back pain at the age of 50 years

my mother suffers from excruciating back pain . she s about 50 years old. her back pain is so bad she cant get up from the bed and has to constantly take pain medications. is there any advice you can give that will ease her pain?
Asked On : Wed, 1 Jun 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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     constant bed ridden back pain requires detailed investigation like X-ray lumbar spine ,or even MRI lumbar spine to find the reason.It can be due to PIVD,Sciatica or some spine problems also so consult orthopedic surgeon & get investigated early.
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Suhani Sethi's  Response
consult an ortho.
take out Xray lumbar spine AP lateral.
u might hv to go in for a MRI if problem is severe.
it can be that she is suffering from prolapse intervertebral disc.
does she hv associated tingling and numbness in her legs?
bed rest is imp initially for her.
consult a physio after investigations.
they will show u various exercises available.
ask her to avoid bending with back rounded.
practice lying on stomach for 5 min thrice a day.
hot water foment the back twice a day.
apply local analgesic to ease the pain
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