What Does It Mean If You Have Frequent Headaches & Back Pain?

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Good evening, I want to ask for the past 1 year I often have back pain (especially in the lumbar region to the coccyx). At the time of my relapse I had a severe headache. Everyday I also feel like my head is heavy u0026amp; lately I get tired easily. Is this a sign of disease? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Eidi,

Back pain or back pain is one of the most commonly complained of symptoms. Complaints of back pain vary widely ranging from just aches in the muscles around the spine, pain like being stabbed, pain radiating to the thigh, pain that gets worse when standing or walking, and so on. Some of the conditions that cause back pain include:

Muscle spasm or muscle spasms that usually arise as a result of repetitive (repetitive) activity or immobile habits (the body is only in one position). Usually complaints arise related to activity and can be relieved by stretching or resting. Muscle or ligament strains arise from sudden movements or lifting heavy weights resulting in tearing of the muscles. The pain you feel is usually sharp, like being stabbed, aggravated by activity. Osteoarthritis. Inflammation that causes joint cartilage. When it comes to the spine, the complaint experienced is limited movement, bone sounds. Bulging (protrusion) bearing the disc of the spine. The spine functions to hold body weight, loads that are too heavy can cause this condition. Protruding spinal cushions irritate the nerves that are in the spine. Symptoms that arise are a stabbing pain that radiates to the thighs to the feet, pain especially when standing or walking, tingling sensation in the legs. Structural abnormalities of the spine (such as scoliosis), an abnormal shape of the spine that causes the muscles on one side of the body to work harder, which can cause pain. Osteoporosis, is a condition of reduced bone density, so that it becomes brittle and breaks easily. Lower back pain can also be the spread of other diseases from the surrounding organs such as the kidneys, urinary tract, reproductive organs (in women). If back pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as numbness in the legs, weight loss, difficulty walking, the pain does not decrease with rest, you should immediately consult a doctor. The doctor will ask about your medical history, history of injuries (falls, bumps, etc.), perform a physical examination, and other supporting examinations such as X-rays of the spine (looking at bone composition, seeing fractures, etc.), MRI (to evaluate the condition of the spinal cord ), bone density tests, and so on.

Some things you can do to reduce the pain you experience are:

Doing activities with good posture Avoid lifting heavy objects Regular exercise Sleeping position on your back with your knees bent or sleeping on your side with a pillow between your thighs. Consumption of nutritious foods, especially foods that contain lots of vitamin D and calcium. This is my explanation, hope it helps.

Dr. Saphira Evani

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