When is Back Pain a Sign of Covid-19
When is Back Pain a Sign of Covid-19. A known symptom of Covid-19 is back pain… So how can we understand whether this pain is caused by the coronavirus? Here is Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. Adnan Bağrıaçık’s answer .
In his book named ‘Doctor Pain’, Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. Adnan Bağrıaçık offers practical solutions as well as precautions to be taken against this problem.
She explained what should be known about back pain, which can sometimes be a sign of Covid-19, as follows:
THE MOST COMMON REASONS HERE
■ Fibromyalgia; They are soft tissue pains that can extend from the neck to the shoulders and even the waist. Stress is the most important factor.
■ Posture (posture) disorders are the problems that are frequently seen especially in forward-leaning workers and can become permanent as the age increases.
■ Sitting in the same position for a long time can cause back pain alone.
■ Excessive fatigue is also a cause of back pain.
■ Strain, strain, sports injury; pain that follows a trauma, such as heavy lifting, or a blow. It is necessary to take a resting position and make ice compresses immediately.
■ Weak abdominal and waist muscles also predispose to sudden back stiffness.
■ Disc slips-hernias; These are disc problems that cause pain in the arms and legs by compressing the nerves coming out of the spinal cord.
■ Scoliosis; It is the curvature of the spine that usually occurs in the period of rapid growth in puberty. Fractures due to osteoporosis can also cause scoliosis in the elderly.
ATTENTION IF THESE SYMPTOMS!
Back pain alone is not a sign of Covid-19 infection. However, back pain; Covid-19 infection should be considered in case of one or more of the symptoms such as cough, high fever, inability to smell-taste, general weakness-malaise, shortness of breath.
WHEN TO CONSULT A DOCTOR?
■ If back pain is accompanied by chest and arm pain, l If you are over 60 years old and you have back pain as a result of a sudden movement,
■ If there is a change in body posture, slippage, deformity, asymmetry and deformity,
If you have back pain, rash and rash along with high fever,
If there is sudden numbness, weakness and loss of strength in the leg or anus area,
■ If there is back pain with abnormal urination and defecation,
■ If back pain started with sudden weight loss,
■ If there is a morning stiffness,
■ If back pain persists for 2-3 weeks, consult a doctor.