You should go to the nearest hospital or contact your doctor if you have back pain and:
- numbness or tingling around your buttocks
- difficulty peeing
- loss of bladder or bowel control
- chest pain
- a high temperature
- unintentional weight loss
- swelling and deformity in your back
- pain does not improve after resting or is worse at night
- the pain started after a car accident
- the pain is so bad you’re having problems sleeping
- pain is made worse when sneezing, coughing or pooing
- the pain is coming from the top of your back between your shoulders rather than your lower back.
The problems above could be a sign of something more serious and need to be checked urgently.