Posted by: Gary | 2008/08/04


lower back pain [ bum ] Mainly when standing

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Dear Gay
Probably a bit of osteo-arthritis in the lower back (the normal wear and tear changes as we age). This can sometimes cause a bit of nerve impingement- if it really bothers, ask to be referred to a neuro-surgeon for a check-up.

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Posted by: Healthy Bones Expert | 2008/08/06

Dear Solo
The anti-epileptic medication is actually a tranquiliser and it is used to help the patient cope better with the pain. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Brufen and Voltaren etc may also help a bit.
Osteo-arthritis is actually the wear and tear chamges we get in the joints as we age and most of us will get in some or other form depending on the type of physical activities we partook in when we were young. One needs to keep as active and mobile as possible to keep the joints in a working condition.

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Posted by: SOLO | 2008/08/05

Mother diagnosed with Osteo- arthritis and something wrong with her spine as well. currently she is on epileptic medication as pain management....what can i do to make the pain bearable for her and how can we prevent this from happening to someone else?


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