How to diagnose severe back pain

The diagnosis of severe back pain is done by a doctor. If the pain is accompanied by symptoms of dizziness, chest pain and difficulty breathing, should be treated as an emergency. Go to the nearest emergency room, as you may be suffering a heart attack. When there is severe back pain, there are several different diagnostic tests that your doctor will make. He will have a better idea of where to start to find the cause of pain from the description you gave and your answers to the questions he will make.

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Performs an appointment with your doctor to get a review of your severe back pain. Prepare to sit, stand, crouch and make other movements that you ask your doctor. Your range of motion will be an important factor in the diagnostic process. You describe your pain as constant terms, stinging, burning and location will also help your doctor where look first to locate the source of pain.

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Inform your doctor of any previous back injury, even if the injury was years ago. Old injuries can cause deterioration of the discs in the back, so that this information can be useful . The doctor will also check your reflexes as part of exploration, because if the pain is due to a condition of the spine, such as a disc injury, a nerve may be involved. Check reflexes of the knees is one of the diagnostic procedures for this. Continue reading “How to diagnose severe back pain”

Chest pain: call fast relief!

Myocardial infarction remains the leading cause of death. Treating it is a race against the clock, and deaths still occur because it was late to call relief, especially in the early morning.

Myocardial infarction is a clot that forms in one of the arteries that supply the heart. What causes a lack of oxygen to the cells of the heart and the signs well-known: chest pain radiating in the left arm. Eventually, this leads to final damage to part of the heart muscle, the heart muscle wall. If the lesion is too large, the heart will no longer provide its role of pump. In addition, assaulted downtown can get carried away, and death occur by rhythm disorder.

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The treatment of myocardial infarction: clogged artery
Treat statement a little plumbing: it must lead the artery. To do this, there are two ways:
Fibrinolysis, which is injected products that will “dissolve” clot. It can be effective in the first hours. It can now be carried out by the UAS to the bed of the patient; Continue reading “Chest pain: call fast relief!”

Together, improve management of myocardial infarction

Each year, about 100,000 people suffer from myocardial infarction in France. Although mortality has significantly decreased since 10 years, 13% of patients still die in the year following the accident. To improve support, health authorities have established a programme of priority actions.

The heart 2007-2010 program aims to further reduce mortality and complications of myocardial infarction by improving the different steps of its support. To do this, many recommendations for action and 30 good clinical practice indicators have been determined. Their development would help to assess the reality of the expected improvement.

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Evocative acute chest pain? Call the 15!
The phase known as acute myocardial infarction, the pain to the proper medical intervention, is a crucial step of the optimization of the support. Indeed, on the 13% of deaths in the first year, 7% are held during this initial stage! But only a quarter of the myocardial infarction have recommended optimal course: 15 (UAS) call and direct transfer in interventional cardiology. Continue reading “Together, improve management of myocardial infarction”