Follow-up Examinations Of The Spine And Legs After The Accident?
hello doctor .. last Saturday I had an accident because my brother ran and hit me from behind and I rolled on a downhill road. I’m afraid something will happen to my spine and my legs. what examination is suitable for me?
Do you have any symptoms and have you checked with your doctor? Falling on the road for any reason can cause injury to the body. The impact on the body depends on how much the injury hit the body and the part of the body affected by this injury. In general, if there is an injury to the spine, the sufferer will experience several symptoms whose location depends on the injured spine such as back pain, weakness in the arms or legs, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs, complaints of BAK or defecating, paralysis of the hands or feet, and others.
Before determining what further tests you need to do, you should consult your doctor first. The doctor will conduct a medical interview to find out about the incident and the symptoms you are complaining about and perform a physical examination on you. From this examination, the doctor will determine whether you need to undergo further tests or not, for example x-rays, CT scans, or MRI of the spine.
In the meantime, make sure you get enough rest and avoid strenuous activities, especially if you have back pain complaints. If you have complaints of back pain, you can also apply warm compresses to the painful area or take paracetamol if the pain complaints get worse.
Please read the following article: Spinal injury
Hope this information is helpful.