How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Ravoof Your Own Question

Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2433
Experience:  Experienced Physician in the field of Medicine and Surgery.
17799485
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Ravoof is online now

I keep waking up with a bad back last few years. Also

Customer Question

Hi, I keep waking up with a bad back for the last few years.
Also I did Cocaine last week for the first time in years and I feel I am going to have a heart attack most days since
Thanks
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 months ago.
Dear customer, What is your weight and height? Are you suffering from any anxiety? Does the exercise relieve the back pain, and does paracetamol relieve the chest pain? Do you suffer from any medical condition?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
13 stone. 6ft.
Yes I get anxiety when I have caffeine.
Yes the exercise relieves the back pain.
Yes the paracetamol relieves the chest pain.
No medical condition.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 months ago.
Dear customer, Thanks for your reply. Basically your back pain is likely related to bad posture during sleep and also probably due to lack of exercise. Back pain is very common and affects an estimated 80% of the population. There are various causes for this pain.Basically you need to consult a doctor and have a physical examination done to rule out any serious causes for the pain such as structural cause like lumbar disk disease. However from your descriptions this does not look like pain due to structural disease.In your case based on the history this seems to be a pain which is associated with muscle spasm. These spasms may be due to and are accompanied by abnormal posture.Postural pain occurs in a group of patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain in whom no specific anatomic lesion can be found despite doing all investigation. These individuals often complain of a vague and diffuse back pain with prolonged sitting or standing that is relieved by rest.What helps in such patients is exercises to strengthen the paraspinal and abdominal muscles. Ask your physiotherapist to teach you these exercises. Cocaine can cause heart rhythm disorders, severe hypertension, coronary artery spasm and/or thrombosis. Therefore need to see your doctor to rule out these conditions. This chest pain can also be due to musculoskeletal causes or due to anxiety. But this complaint deserves to be evaluated by your doctor. Take care.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions