Pain And Stiffness In The Spine That Makes It Difficult To Bend?
Good night, I’m Inka, 22 years old, 155cm tall and weighs 57kg. It’s been about 5 years, I want to go to the hospital, but I don’t know where to go. Lately I have had difficulty bending my body every time I want to perform ablution and it is very difficult to get up straight, my back is like hard / stiff and I have to lean my back against the wall so that I can stand upright this is the same thing when I sleep on my back on the floor my back is also like hard / rigid very difficult to get up and I have to hold on to objects or poles to help me get up. Is this dangerous for me, should I go to the hospital to do an examination?
Hello Inka, Thank you for the question.
Is besides stiffness in your spine, you also feel other complaints such as back pain / waist? If you feel pain in your back / waist, is the complaint of pain only in the back / waist or spread to the legs? Have you experienced other complaints? The complaints you submit can be caused by:
ankylosing spondylitis, which is a chronic disease that causes the spine to become inflamed and fused into one, causing joint stiffness
arthritis (arthritis) associated with inflammation of the intestine
To ascertain the cause of your complaint, of course, further investigation is needed. You should immediately consult a doctor specializing in diseases in the rheumatology department or an orthopedic specialist directly. Because this complaint has disrupted your activities you should conduct an examination to find the cause so that further treatment can be given to you immediately. In addition to asking further about your complaints, the doctor also needs to do a physical examination and other examinations such as blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRI. From this examination, the doctor will find out the cause of your complaint and determine further treatment.
Please make changes to your body position slowly ,. If you also experience back pain, you can do a warm compress or take pain medications such as paracetamol. Try to keep doing physical movements / exercises that are not excessive.
I hope this helps.