Back pain is one of the most common excuses for missing work or seeking medical assistance. Back pain is the most typical cause of disability worldwide. It affects 80% of adults in their lifetime. Do you have back pain? It’s important to know when to see a doctor!
Go to the nearest hospital if any of the following symptoms are present along with your back pain as you may be dealing with a more serious injury or condition:
• Sudden spike in pain, discomfort, weakness or numbness
• Loss of bladder function
• High fever
• Severe stomach pain
• Unexplainable weight loss
• The pain results from a fall or severe blow to your back
it’s a good idea to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so you can decide the best course of action for pain management if you experience any of these.