Back pain is a serious body signal that cannot be ignored, as it can lead to complete immobility and even disability. Cases when this symptom requires immediate medical attention were named by the neurologist Sergei Groshev.
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Back pain occurs for a variety of reasons – from prolonged exposure to one position to the presence of serious illnesses. Pain syndrome is accompanied by myalgia, myositis, osteochondrosis, trauma and other diseases. It is important to notice in time the signals that the body sends, and not to miss the time when the situation can be changed. According to Sergei Groshev, a back injury requires urgent medical attention. In this case, the pain may indicate a fracture of the vertebrae, separation of processes and other serious damage. If you ignore the visit to the doctor, everything can end in a wheelchair and even provoke disorders in the pelvic organs, which lead to problems with urination and defecation. You also need the help of specialized doctors in case of chronic pain. They usually indicate problems with the central nervous system. Over the years, the density of the vertebrae decreases, so the elderly also cannot ignore pain attacks. The fact is that due to osteoporosis, vertebral fractures often occur.
In addition, the neurologist recommends not ignoring pain in viral or infectious diseases. In this case, damage to the nerve roots or the nerves itself is possible. In the absence of the necessary help, everything can end very badly, up to the complete paralysis of a person, writes Word and Deed.