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Back pain: When to get help

By Admin | March 20, 2022

(Baptist Health) – It’s true that most back pain goes away on its own with time. But it’s OK to contact your doctor if you have concerns or questions. And in some cases, you should definitely consult a physician.

To get an idea of whether your symptoms warrant a visit to the doctor, answer the following questions.

Note: This assessment is not intended to be a substitute for a visit with your healthcare provider.

Has the pain lasted more than six weeks?

If you answered “yes.” While a sore back may go away on its own after several days or weeks, it’s a good idea to check in with your doctor if it’s lasted this long. It’s possible there’s a more serious problem that can be treated. Your doctor also may be able to provide advice on pain relief, exercise and other measures to help in your recovery.

Do you have pain in your leg along with back pain?

If you answered “yes.” This may be a sign that something is pressing on a nerve running from your back to your leg. The cause may be a herniated disk. Or the pain could be caused by spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the canal the...(More)

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