Prolonged Pain In The Upper Spine To The Bottom After An Accident?
It has been almost 3 weeks after the LL accident in my upper back still aching and aching, my chest was hit by the dashboard of the car very hard and many times, and also my head hit the windshield (rocking and bumping here and there). So it is very annoying to indulge. Sometimes the pain also extends to the lower backbone. Already 4x physiotherapy. Actually it is better than before, but it’s been almost 3 weeks how come I still feel pain huh? Is my spinal cord squeezed? Or is it just bruising on the muscles and bones? Explanation please
Hello Anisa, Thank you for the question.
Have you seen a doctor to find out the exact cause? If you have a nagging health complaint, you are strongly advised to see a doctor because without a doctor's examination, the cause of this complaint cannot be known with certainty. The doctor needs to know more complete information about the symptoms you are experiencing, examine your physical, and perform other examinations. The results of this examination will be taken into consideration to determine the next treatment for you.
Complaints back and chest pain after collision can be caused by muscle injury. However, depending on the mechanism and strength of the impact, your complaint may be caused by other more serious conditions such as fractures or fractured vertebrae. Both of these conditions can cause a pinched nerve or become irritated. If you only feel pain in the backbone not necessarily the cause is a pinched nerve because in these conditions you will feel other symptoms such as tingling or numbness / numbness in the limbs, weakness or paralysis of the limbs. Aside from being related to the accident, your back pain complaints may also not be related to the accident for example due to scoliosis, carrying a heavy burden on your back, tendinitis, and others.
Given that this complaint has occurred for 3 weeks and has not improved, it would be nice if you see a doctor for further examination so that the cause can be ascertained and you get the appropriate treatment. In the meantime, you can do the following suggestions:
get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day avoid excessive physical activity avoid lifting heavy loads do warm compresses to the area of the back that is sick taking pain relievers such as paracetamol if complaints interfere with Hope it helps you.