Lumbago Spreads For More Than 2 Weeks?
Hello, I experienced left back pain for more than 2 weeks, now spread to the outside of the thigh, right waist, and spread to the top of the left waist. the second stated that my nerves were given a napion and tofedex u003cbr u003 masseur said the muscles were tense probably because of lifting something in a bent position u003cbr u003e I myself had a history of urinary stones, but this time the accompanying symptoms did not appear it’s already the 3rd week and it’s very annoying especially when I wake up
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Low back pain accompanied by spreading of pain to the feet may be caused by a disruption in the innervation that comes out of the spine or also called radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is a condition in which the spinal cord becomes pinched (the causes can be various, for example spinal fractures, tumors, bleeding, infections of the spine, etc.) and inflammation. The main symptom found is pain in the lower back that spreads to the legs. Other symptoms that can be found are tingling or numbness in the legs.
Some other possible causes, as you have mentioned, can come from disorders in the muscles (such as muscle tension due to incorrect position, muscle strains due to lifting heavy loads in the wrong position), disorders of the urethra (kidney stones, kidney infections, tumors in kidney), or other disorders of the joints and bones such as arthritis in the spinal joints or in the groin joints.
To be able to confirm the diagnosis, you should check with a neurologist so that further examinations can be needed as needed. The neurologist will perform a physical examination and will also recommend additional examinations such as EMG (electromyography), spinal X-ray, CT scan or MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
Here are some things you can do for a while:
Sleep on your back on a fairly hard mat
pay attention to your sitting and work position, make sure your work position is ergonomic enough
We recommend that you don't lift heavy objects first, but if you do have to lift heavy objects, don't lift in a bent position (squat first and then stand up)
Compress the area of the lumbago with a warm compress
Take pain medications such as paracetamol
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