Back and Chest Pain

The prevalence of back pain, the most common cause of which is musculoskeletal system anomalies, is increasing day by day in society due to stressful life. Reasons such as anatomical posture disorders, remaining inactive at the desk or computer for a long time, standing and heavy lifting cause back pain.

Pregnancy, joint deformities in the spine, sedentary lifestyle, sports injuries, traumas, fibromyalgia, back herniation, osteoporosis, inflammatory diseases of muscles and joints such as ankylosing spondylitis, spinal deformities such as kyphosis and scoliosis, tumors, degenerative disc changes and referred pain can also cause back pain. are among the other reasons that may lead to

Alert Findings in Back Pain

If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms below, you should consult your doctor for back pain.

Pain begins before the age of 20 and after the age of 50
Constant and persistent back pain
Back pain that does not relieve with rest and appropriate positioning
Redness, rash and extreme weight loss accompanied by pain
Pain severe enough to wake you up from sleep
morning stiffness
Congenital deformities accompanied by pain
Loss of sensation in the legs
Experiencing a bacterial or viral infection before the complaint of pain
Bone resorption and post-traumatic pain

What Should Be Done to Prevent Back Pain?

First of all, to avoid back pain, it is necessary to stay away from a sedentary lifestyle. If you are an office worker working in front of a computer, you should take precautions regarding posture disorders to avoid back pain. If you are doing a job that requires standing for a long time, you need to rest every 1.5-2 hours. Avoiding stress in daily life and protecting against obesity are other actions that should be taken for back pain. Not doing sports and exercise for a long time will weaken your back muscles and leave you vulnerable to back and waist pain.

To prevent back pain, making lifestyle changes and exercising at least 3 days a week would be the right solution. Adjusting your anatomical posture correctly while working out and strengthening your back muscles to increase your fitness will reduce your back pain as much as possible.

Back Pain Treatment

If there is no underlying pathology with your back pain, simple measures you will take will reduce the severity of your pain. First of all, adjusting your anatomical position correctly and daily exercises will prevent your pain from reaching a chronic level. When you achieve all these, your back pain will resolve itself within 2-3 weeks.

Sırt ağrısı tedavisinde sıcak uygulamalar ve ilaç tedavileri tercih edilebilir.

Eğer geçmek bilmeyen sırt ağrısı şikayeti yaşıyorsanız, altta yatan patolojik bir bulgu olabileceği düşüncesiyle, alanında uzman bir hekime başvurmanız yararınıza olacaktır.

Chest Pains

Chest pain is one of the frequently experienced symptoms in heart and lung diseases. Excessive tension and dysfunction of the muscles in the upper front of the body can also cause chest pain. The sensitive anatomical structure of the chest and its position being open to trauma are among the other causes of pain.

Lung Diseases: Lung diseases are usually understood by patients when they describe a stinging pain. So which lung diseases cause chest pain?

Pulmonary embolism: Sudden onset of chest pain, difficult breathing and frequent breathing should definitely bring to mind pulmonary embolism, also known as clot discharge into the lungs. In this disease, which can be fatal if not diagnosed early, it is necessary to consult a pulmonologist without delay.

Pneumonia: If chest pain is accompanied by symptoms such as fever, sputum and cough, pneumonia should be considered. Although pneumonia is difficult to distinguish from pulmonary embolism, early diagnosis is very important for its treatment.

Pneumothorax: Pneumothorax, popularly known as lung collapse, mostly occurs as a result of surgical intervention. The lung’s exposure to trauma also triggers pneumothorax. Immediate treatment is vital

Pleurisy and Pleuritis: The two membranes covering the lung and chest cavity are called pleura. The accumulation of fluid between these two membranes is called pleural effusion, and the inflammation of this fluid between the leaves is called pleuritis. These two conditions, which manifest themselves with severe chest pain, are among the diseases that need urgent treatment.

Apart from the lung diseases mentioned above, conditions such as tuberculosis and lung cancer can also cause chest pain.

Cardiovascular System Diseases: In heart-related chest pain, patients generally describe a pressure-like pain. It is very difficult to distinguish exactly the type of these pains, each of which occurs with a different mechanism.

So which cardiovascular system diseases cause chest pain?

Angina Pectoris: In this condition, which is divided into stable and unstable angina, it is very important for patients to feel severe chest pain as it can be a precursor to a heart attack.
Myocardial Infarction: In this disease, popularly known as a heart attack, symptoms last longer than 20 minutes. An urgent approach to a heart attack, which is characterized by sweating, nausea and pain spreading to the neck and shoulder area, is vital.
Aortic Dissection and Aneurysm: A tear in the aortic vessel that pumps blood from the heart to the body is called aortic dissection. If aortic dissection, which is a cardiological emergency, is not treated urgently, the patient will die. Aortic aneurysm is the formation of a bubble in the aortic vessel. This disease, which is as urgent as aortic dissection, also manifests itself with stabbing chest pain.
Pericarditis: In pericarditis, which is called inflammation of the pericardial membrane of the heart, patients’ chest pain increases when lying down and decreases when leaning forward. Early diagnosis saves lives in pericarditis, which can cause pressing chest pain.

Gastrointestinal System Diseases: The stomach and intestinal system are known as gastrointestinal system diseases. Gastroesophageal reflux, which can most commonly cause chest pain, is described as gastric fluid coming to the mouth in the form of bitter water. Apart from this, gastrointestinal system diseases such as stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, esophageal diseases and gallstones can also cause chest pain.

Yukarıda bahsettiğimiz ve kendini göğüs ağrısı ile gösterebilen hastalıkların tedavileri ve acil yaklaşımları birbirinden oldukça farklıdır. Kısacası göğüs ağrısı toplumda sıklıkla görüldüğü için altta yatan patolojinin erken tanı alması, hasta sağlığı için büyük bir öneme sahiptir. Özellikle baskı tarzında bir göğüs ağrısı hissediyorsanız vakit kaybetmeden bir hekime başvurmanızda yarar vardır.