What causes lower back pain along with weakness and tightness in muscles?
It is my left thigh muscle that is so weak.Polio right leg leaves me unable to walk at all
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Your concern is appreciated
According to description of the symptoms given by you this seems to be post polio syndrome which is combination of problems that occur years ( 30-40yrs) after the intial polio attack or illness. The cause for this is not known but there are number of theories including fatigue of overworked nerve cells.
Patient usually complains of pain in muscles and joints which can be biomechanical pain due to poor posture, over use pain, weakness and atrophy of the muscles breathing or swallowing problems and sleep apnea, fatigue depression and anxiety etc
It is diagnosed in a patient with prior paralytic poliomyelitis having period of partial or complete functional recovery after attack develops slowly progressive and persistent new muscle weakness muscle atrophy and joint pain and this persists for year and other possible skeletal and neuromuscular causes are excluded
Risk factor are severity of intial attack age at onset recovery the greater it is the more its likely to develop
And physical activity to the point of exhaustion make it worse
Complications are falls pneumonia respiratory failure osteoporosis
Currently there is no treatment available to stop the deterioration caused by syndrome it self.
Managment is supportive
Includes non fatiguing exercises
Use assist devices
Reduce the overuse of muscles use of mobility aids avoid rapid muscle tiring and exhaustion avoid activities causing pain or fatigue lasting more than ten minutes
Pain killers and muscle relaxats can be used but life style changes are more helpful and rewarding
Hope it will help
wishing you best of health
Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action
Dr M.S Khalil
Your disease is progressive in nature and there is no absolute treatment only treatment now is managment of your activities and to preserve what function remains
Avoid exhaustion and overuse of muscles
Use assist aids and avoid activities that causes excess fatiguibility .
If you are succesful in efficiently planning your activities you may delay the process and able to extend your remaining functional abilities.
please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action
Hope it helps
Dr M.S Khalil.
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