Management Of Back Pain In The Elderly?
Good morning, doc. I want to ask my 60-year-old father, I got complaints of low back pain / pain … I used to be like this, healed and now relapsed again, he just wanted to sleep and sometimes his body got cold. Why?
Hello Yoshiarmalia, Thank you for the question.
Does your father always suffer from hip pain other complaints such as pain in the legs, tingling or numbness in the legs, weakness of the feet, pain during urination, frequent urination, difficulty holding urination, difficult urination, fever, or other complaints? How long has this complaint taken? Further examination by a doctor is needed to determine the cause of your father's complaints. Without a doctor's examination it is not possible to ascertain the exact cause of the complaint and it is impossible to determine the appropriate treatment. This is caused by many health conditions that can cause symptoms of back pain. Some of the causes of back pain are:
hernia nucleus pulposus muscle pain osteoarthritis narrowing of the spinal cord nerve infection kidney stone kidney If this complaint has been going on for some time and is very annoying, you should advise your father to immediately consult a doctor further. Doctors need more complete information about this complaint. Then the doctor also needs to do an examination on your father and do supporting examinations such as x-rays, blood tests, urine tests, ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI to determine the cause. The doctor will provide appropriate treatment in accordance with the medical conditions that underlie this complaint. In the meantime, advise your father to:
improve posture when sitting, standing, and bending avoid working long hours in front of the computer do a warm compress on the affected area taking paracetamol or other pain relievers to reduce pain multiply consumption of water avoid the habit of holding urinating may help.