Orthopaedics Q&A: Detailed reports required for diagnosis

Dr. Sreedhar Archik has an M.Sc. in Orthopaedics from Oxford University. He practises at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai and specialises in joint replacement surgeries using computer navigation system. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

This week’s answer:

Dear Doctor, My wife aged 40 is suffering from actue back pain and we consulted a ortho and he told that the back bone is depreceating
He gave medicine for 2 weeks and while taking medicine, there is no pain.. However after stoping the medicine, the pain again started.
Kindly give us some suggestion . Will physiotherapy improve the condition? Any permanent medicine available?
Kindly suggest your answers.

You have given inadequate information for me to comment. Please provide exact diagnosis and x-ray pictures for me to help you.

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