Back pain is very common and has a great impact on our quality of life and our working life. Most persons will complain about back pain at least once in their lives. Mostly they are harmless and disappear again, but in rare cases there can be a serious underlying condition.
Back pain is very common and affects 8 out of 10 persons at least once in their lifetime. The causes are very different and often no reason for concern. However, back pain should be examined and treated, as it can have a great impact on a person’s private and professional life.
Common causes for back pain are for example untrained back muscles, permanent poor posture at work and at home or a careless movement that leads to a sudden pain of the lower back (lumbago). This leads to muscle cramps above the affected section of spine and to even stronger pain, a vicious circle. Another cause for back pain, accompanied by pain radiating into the thighs or the feet, and maybe even a feeling of numbness, is the herniated disc. This is described more detailed in a separate article. A doctor should be consulted for a constant, worsening back pain that also occurs in the night, associated fever, after an accident, disturbance of sensitivity and radiation of pain.
Most back pain treatments can be conservative (be treated without surgery). Posture training is useful. Application of heat and transfer of anti-inflammatory drugs as well. In most cases, the back pain to improve with these measures within a short time. The treatment of lumbar disc herniation is discussed in a separate article. For long lasting stronger back pain or fever accompanying, a medical clarification is urgently needed, as it can be an infection in the vertebral bone or an offshoot of an ulcer.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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