Therapist Tatiana Romanenko explained that low back pain in people over the age of 60 can be caused by a variety of reasons. She suggested not to put up with it, not to attribute the pain to age, to understand what is wrong with the body and start treatment.
The doctor said that depending on the nature of the pain and its manifestations, an assumption can be made about a possible cause. If low back pain is related to movement or occurs in certain positions of the body, it may be a sign of sciatica, spinal cord injury or nerve compression.
Back pain can occur with joint problems such as the hip joint. Joint damage can cause reflex pain in the back, especially in the lumbar region, when the person is sitting or moving.
In addition, low back pain in the elderly can be associated with diseases of the genitourinary system – kidney inflammation or urolithiasis. In musculoskeletal diseases, the person may feel better when they stop moving or change their body position.
On the contrary, in problems related to the genitourinary system, pain causes anxiety and the person may try to get away from the discomfort. M24 recommends that Romanenko, who has a persistent or increasing character, immediately consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Let us remind you that the singer Adele passed out due to sciatica during the performance on the eve.
Source: Radio KP