If the result of the strong influence of mechanical forces emerged the phenomenon of spinal shock, i.e., depressed motor activity and sensitivity of the body below the injury, this condition requires immediate hospitalization. Call an ambulance and prior to her arrival, do not move the patient. Phenomena injuryand spinal cord can appear again after some time after the injury. They are the result of circulatory disorders of the brain in the region of impact and also require hospital treatment.
After injury in the lumbar back in the kidneys there may be pain, permanent or paroxysmal character similar to renal colic. The pain due to the presence of perinephric hematoma. Urine in such cases contains a large number of red blood cells, which can come from damaged renal vessels. If after the injury he developed pain and blood in the urine, immediately contact your surgeon. Such kidney damage is being treated in a hospital.
In the absence of signs of internal injuries treat injury back all such injuries. In the first hours after the impact, take the prone position and apply ice to the bruised area. These steps are necessary to stop bleeding inside the soft tissues of the back. For more than 30 minutes, the ice can not keep, take breaks between sessions for cooling. Take pain medications.
Swelling in the area of injury increases gradually within 2-3 days. After that, cold to make no longer necessary, however, to restore blood circulation at the site of injury use a heating pad for 30 minutes every 2 hours. Apply place of injury ointment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, at least 4 times a day until the disappearance of edema and pain syndrome. Their active components penetrate deep into the tissues to numb them, relieve swelling and inflammation.
After the 5th day the pain is usually reduced or completely disappear. This period of treatment for restoration of the microcirculation of the soft tissues of the back pass sessions UHF, magnetic therapy or electrophoresis potassium iodide.