back pain

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE BACK PAIN?

You should seek medical help if you experience any tingling sensation and/or if you have back pain:

  • that does not improve with rest
  • after an injury, such as after a car accident
  • with numbness in the legs
  • with weakness
  • with fever
  • with unexplained or unintentional weight loss
  • with loss of bladder or bowel control
  • that is so bad you’re having problems sleeping
  • that is worse when sneezing, coughing

The above may be a sign of something more serious and need to be checked urgently. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/back-pain/#:~:text=When%20to%20get%20immediate%20medical,control%20%E2%80%93%20peeing%20or%20pooing%20yourself