Explanation Of The Results Of The CT Scan In The Back Pain?
Hello Angela Tjen,
Pain in the waist can be caused by several causes such as stiffness of the lower back muscles due to poor body activity and position, especially for a long time, disruption in the structure of the spine in the presence of inflammation of the muscles, nerves or tendons, narrowing of the spinal canal, spinal deformities, lack of physical activity or other disorders originating from organs around the waist such as the kidneys, or the digestive tract.
The presence of a mild protrusion of the disc in L5-S1 is an indication that there is a pinched nerve or what is called a hernia nucleus pulposus (HNP) in the lumbar 5 vertebrae and sacrum 1. This condition is one of them due to the bearing or discs coming out of their original position and pinning the nerves behind him. Protrusion disc is one type of HNP. The cause of HNP itself is aging, injury, body position that is not good when doing activities or sitting position, lifting heavy loads. Symptoms can be pain in the waist area, spread to the legs or shoulders, especially when a certain position or when coughing and sneezing, reducing muscle strength so that it reduces the ability to move, some points become tingling or crunch.
To ensure this, a neurologist or orthopedic doctor needs to be examined to have a good medical interview, physical examination and a number of tests and other supporting examinations such as MRI, blood lab and neurological examinations such as EMG. Blocking itself can be done by administering pain medication, physiotherapy or surgery if needed. Strive not to lift heavy loads, maintain body position during activities, use comfortable footwear so as not to overload body structures such as wearing high heels, and also engage in physical activities that can help reduce symptoms such as swimming.
May be useful,