When to See a Doctor About Back Pain

Lacey
February 21, 2020 0 Comment

When to See a Doctor About Back Pain

It’s made up of 24 bones that are connected to ligaments and muscles and hold you up straight. It gives your body its form and ability to function. The spine is a fascinating piece of architecture. It holds and protects the spinal cord, a bunch of nerves that tell the rest of your body about what’s going on. Over 19 million people go to a doctor every year for back pain. Aches and pains can vary for people, but when is time to see a doctor?

Shooting Pain Down Your Arms Or Legs

Back pain will usually go away with rest. If you have inflammation, over the counter IBUProfen will help. But if you have pain that lasts for more than two weeks then it might be time to consult a doctor. Pain that keeps you from performing daily tasks or if you have shooting pain down your arms or legs, it’s time to see your doctor for further evaluation.

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Progressive Pain Throughout The Night

Back pain intensity is important to note down especially when it escalates and subsidies. If your pain worsens at night, it could be a sign of something more serious. 

Fever With Back Pain

A fever that is over 101 degrees can be a sign of an infection in the body. The pain in your back may not be directly related to your spine but could be secondary nerves being bothered. Rapid weight loss without actively dieting can also be a sign to call your doctor as this could point to more serious issues.

Issues In The Bathroom

Problems with your bowels or urination. If you have trouble with bowel movements or urination, these symptoms might be associated with your back pain. Be sure to tell your doctor about these symptoms.

Unexplained weight loss is another thing to be aware of with back pain. If you’re losing weight without trying, it may be related to your back pain, and you should seek medical attention.

Weakness, Numbness Or Tingling In Your Limbs

If you have the feeling of weakness or your arm or leg goes numb this could be a bigger issue that may require medical attention.

Muscle Activation San Jose is not a replacement for all back injuries or issues though we attempt to evaluate all problems the clients have in order to help. In many cases, MAT will provide a solution to your back pain. Try our Free Back Pain Evaluation to see if Muscle Activation Technique can help.