Patient discussion about back pain

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Q. My son is complaining about back pain. I also see that his back isn't straight. What can we do?

My son is a adorable 8 years old. He is complaining about back pain, that bothers him after he walks a little. I also saw that his back isn't straight and looks like a S. is this deformity connected to his back pain?
A1The normal shape of the spine is very similar to the "S" shape as you can see here
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/images/spineTest1.jpg
But even if his back isn't deformated, he has back pain and you need to take care of that by going to your pediatrician.
A2It sounds that your son has scoliosis.
You can learn more about this situation from this great video
http://www.5min.com/Video/Scoliosis---Curvature-of-the-Spine-11939

Q. I want to know the treatments for back pain

Awell, tester1234, you are asking a very general question. back pain is a symptom. and the best way to get rid of a symptom is by eliminating the cause. back pain have many causes- not sitting right, posture problems, Spinal disc herniation, muscles not strong and long enough, kidney problems sometime feels like lower back problems. i had a problem with posture. so i went to Rolfing therapist- really helped.

Q. I have a lower back pain for more than 3 months what should I do?

I am a 55 years old man, and i work as a truck-driver. In the last 3 months i have a back ache that is disturbing my life. Its really annoying me. When I wake up I am usually fine, but after 10 minutes of driving the pain starts and it doesn't stop till I go back to bed. What can I do? my GP told me to take Tylenol, but it's just not helping.
A1A constant low back pain can be a result of a lot of things. A friend of mine (63 years old) had a back pain and she didn't pay enough attention to it assuming its just nothing. In the end it was due to metastatic lung cancer.
here you can see the major "Red Flags" that encourage you take an extra appointment with your GP
http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/lowbackpain.html
A2As a fellow truck driver I can say that your question is very familiar to me. I too suffered from back ache for several year.
My orthopedic surgeon told me that this is a very common problem for truck drivers. all the bumping with the truck hurts our spine. I had a disc herniation that was fixed by surgery.
you need an orthopedic surgeon not a GP.

Q. I am pregnant and am having improper sleep and also supplemented by back pain.

Hi all……I am pregnant and in my second trimester I am facing a quite a lot of issues as I am having improper sleep and also supplemented by back pain. I would like to know if there is some medicine available to get good sleep. I am having ibuprofen for back pain but it is not that helpful…..Can someone suggest me on my issue.
AHi…….sleep pattern in pregnant women are difficult to handle and its better that you do some productive work like book reading and do exercise to tire yourself to sleep well. Please do not take any pills as it is not a good idea. It is quite common to have back pain during the 2nd trimester because of your belly growth and to avoid it try to sleep on your side and try some light massage.

Q. why isn't she backing to her pre-pregnant weight"?

Have you ever thought why people are thinking "Mary, her baby is 3 months old, why isn't she backing to her pre-pregnant weight"?
A1going back to pre-pregnancy weight is taking some times, and one simple way to get your weight back to before-pregnancy-weight is by taking care of your baby yourself.
I have a lot of female friends who are baby-sitting their babies themselves, and I observe that they tend to have their normal weight back quicker than those who are "lazy-enough-not-to-take-care-their-babies.

Breastfeeding can be one factor to help you go back to pre-pregnancy weight. If those two suggestion aren't working, then you can start adjust your diet (be careful if you're breastfeeding your baby), and start exercising.
A2Yeah, I have had it but I think that drove me to hard. With my first because I was very slim and 5'4 and 8st exactly before I had my first I still was 8st '9, 3 months later I plummeted to a 7st 8 and then went to 7st 11 straight after I not only lost weight but I felt so good and my frame was much sexier and I felt it to.

Q. Could it revert back to my mom? If yes, how to deal with it?

my mom’s lump is removed, chemotherapy is just over and she is getting well. My mom is a tea and coffee lover. But with doctors advice she did cut down on tea/coffee say once in a week. Could it revert back to my mom? If yes, how to deal with it?
ATea and coffee do not have any impact on the breast cancer recurrence. Caffeine in the coffee needs to be monitored as it increases some symptoms for breast lumps which are not cancerous but can increase the risk for cancer. It doesn’t show any link in cancer recurrence. Tea has nothing to do with cancer recurrence rather it is being proved having green tea helps in reduction of the tumor. Your mom can have green tea, if she feels unsafe to have coffee or normal tea.

Q. Two weeks ago I fell and my back is still aching. What do you recommend I do?

I'm 85 years old and have a history of 5 back operations. I fell a few times in the past couple of years, but I usually manage to live on my own and well. Recently I fell and hurt my left leg which is the one that I had a hip operation and of course problems and pain. I have resting and using my walking stick to balance myself better and I try to rest as much as possible. I know that time is the best healer, but i would love to see a video or read about my situation in order to improve my situation and learn new facts or tips. thanks you.
A1GO TO THE HOSPITAL
A2from your description i would say you are probably osteoporotic no? my mother is in the same situation.. she broke her arm (shattered would be more exact)and it took forever to heal. she had a lot of time on her hand so i looked for web pages about osteoporosis for her to read about, here is what i found:
http://www.nof.org/

http://www.rheumatology.org/public/factsheets/osteopor_new.asp

and here is a site with many short videos, one of the about back pain in osteoporosis!:
http://www.healthline.com/hgy-transcripts/back-pain-and-osteoporosis

all this, by the way, is not instead of going to a specialist...
take care!!
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