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21 Nov 2005

Lower back pain
Hi Doc, my dad is 73 years old, he suffers from a severe lower back pain. He can't sit on chairs without putting a very soft cushion and he can't even sleep for long he's tigh muscles get tired. He can't take walks. Please help, he went to hospitals they say its arthritis.
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01 Jan 0001

Lesego, it might be that something is pressing on the nerves in his back – osteoarthritis of the back vertebrae is a possible cause. He can try taking an anti-inflammatory like Coxflam® on a daily basis, but if it doesn’t work he will have to see a back specialist. Good luck.
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