Left Lumbago, Left Leg Tingling, And Back Aches?
In the afternoon, my sister had a complaint of illness, she was 22 years old, namely: Lumbago on the left side during a leaf feels stiff when moved and if moved like there is a cracked part, very painful when made to sit too long, also lately the left leg often tingling after a long time sitting and waking up, your upper back also aches. What kind of symptoms are those indications? And how to overcome the pain? Thank you
Hello Martha, thank you for the question.
Based on the collection of symptoms that you describe, there are several possible disorders experienced by your sister, including:
Muscle injuries that last a long time and repeatedly, causing widespread and severe inflammation of the muscles and the membrane covering the muscles.
Hernia pulposus (HNP) or what is called layman's language is a pinched spinal cord.
Disorders of large blood vessels that affect the area of the back, pelvis, thighs, and legs.
Problems in the spine, back muscles, and innervation are generally caused by repetitive movements that occur for years. It might be caused by work factors, sports factors, trauma / accident factors, poor position when working especially when sitting long, or due to metabolic diseases that interfere with bone integrity.
Generally disorders of the spine experienced by middle-aged and elderly people. Spinal disorders in young people can be caused by other diseases that cause spinal damage. Your brother should consult directly with a neurologist to get further tests. This is important so that the disease does not drag on because it can cause muscle weakness and disrupt daily productive functions. The doctor may require additional examinations such as X-rays or MRI.
Meanwhile, your sister can try warm compresses or anti-rub pain, take ibuprofen to reduce pain, improve position while working, driving, or when doing daily activities, avoid lifting heavy loads, often stretching the back and legs, and trying to sleep on beds that are a bit stiff so the spine is not curved.
Thus our brief review, hopefully helps. Regards.