Low Back Pain Arises Spreading To The Hands And Feet?
In the afternoon I want to ask .. I’ve been feeling some back pain for a few months now, sometimes healed sometimes it hurts. It spreads to the right hand and foot .. when I sleep I always tilt to the left because if I tilt to the right, it will hurt my back. And lately the disease continues until I sleep without using a pillow. Well after I checked with the doctor 1 I was given a prescription 500 mg drug Lapibal. Then I felt there was no change I checked with the doctor 2 I was given a 90 mg etoricoxib prescription. please explain?
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints that you experience can occur due to several possibilities, including:
Pinched nerves or Hernia Nucleus Pulposus Abnormalities of peripheral nerves or peripheral neuropathy Multiple sclerosis conditions Myasthenia gravis condition Disorders of the spinal structure Disorders of the bones and muscles
Which is most likely due to nerve disorders. That's why your doctor first gave you nerve medicine. Your second doctor gives you anti-inflammatory drugs because there is a possibility of inflammation. What you need to know here is that even though the first and second doctors have different approaches to treatment, they may not necessarily have different opinions about what disease you are actually experiencing.
Likewise with you whose condition does not improve after being treated by the first doctor, it does not mean also that he can not treat you. Sometimes there is a disease that is not very typical, maybe even not clear, at which time the doctor is forced to make observations by providing initial treatment first. Your role as a patient besides taking the medication as prescribed is control when your complaint does not improve. This will make your doctor evaluate and think again, carry out further examinations, and refer you if necessary. If you keep changing doctors after not working in one treatment, you can repeat the same check from the beginning continuously.
So we suggest now, if your doctor was a neurologist and your complaint did not improve, return to your doctor so that the evaluation can be done. If your doctor was a general practitioner before, you can go back to be asked to be referred to a neurologist, or go directly to a neurologist. You still have the right to seek a second opinion with another doctor, but after getting the second opinion you must decide which doctor you will go back to.
Meanwhile, to help reduce your complaints, you can compress the area of pain with a warm compress, or apply pain relief ointment, avoiding bending over when standing or sitting. Keep in mind that many people often don't realize that they are doing bending, like when washing dishes. Avoid lifting heavy loads, multiply the consumption of water and take medication regularly. So, hopefully answering your question.