When to See a Doctor for Your Back Pain?
Back pain that is severe.
This would be back pain that persists for more than a week and does not improve or gets progressively worse.
Back pain that limits you.
This type of pain prevents or limits you from performing your daily work or activities.
Leg numbness or weakness.
Any numbness or weakness that moves up to the legs, hip or groin can indicate nerve compression in the spine. If this is left untreated, it may result in nerve damage that is permanent
Symptoms that Warrant Immediate Medical Care:
In addition to back pain symptoms described above, some other symptoms may signal more serious medical conditions, and should be addressed without any delay. Seek medical attention immediately if your back pain is accompanied by any of these symptoms:
– Color changes in your legs or feet
If you also experience a change in the color of your feet or legs, this can indicate more serious conditions and should be evaluated promptly.
– Loss of bladder or bowel control
This may signal that the nerves in the lower spine are severely compressed and need immediate treatment to prevent permanent paralysis and impairment of bowel or bladder control.
Fever can indicate an infection in the spine and should be addressed immediately.
Now that you understand how to evaluate back pain symptoms, you will know when to seek medical attention.
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