Posted by: Theresa | 2009/03/25

Lower back pain

Hi, last year I went for exrays, it was in November 2008. I suffer from lower back pain. The exrays show that I have a slightly Mecanical Disk Disease. Can you please explain to me what this means? I' m a tennis player and trained 3 hours a day form Mondays to Fridays. My coach changed my drills to make it easier on my back. Is there any medication that I can use to help me?
Kind Regards

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Dear Theresa
Mechanical disk disease is degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae. Treatment is physiotherapy, strenghtening back muscles and avoiding actions that hurt your back. Anti-inflammatory and other medications are only symptomatic for the pain.
Dr Bets

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