Is This Back Pain Serious? Part 3

Back pain is an all-too common complaint among Americans. If it gets serious enough, it can really impact your quality of life. At the Spine Institute of North America, we are dedicated to understanding and treating back pain, no matter how serious. We have used our last few blogs to discuss when back pain requires a doctor’s visit, because it can be difficult to tell on your own. Generally, if you have back pain combined with another symptom, something is definitely up. Today, we are going to share a few more instances where making an appointment with us is important.

Back Pain + Significant Trauma

If your back starts to hurt and you recently got in a car accident or fell down the stairs, your back may be signaling serious damage. Get your back checked professionally to make sure your it isn’t injured.

Back Pain + Weight Loss

If you haven’t changed your diet or lifestyle but you’re losing weight and your back hurts, it’s time to make an appointment for bloodwork. This situation can indicate a hormonal disorder or cancer.

When your back hurts persistently, it’s not a good idea to keep ignoring it and hoping it will go away. If not treated in a timely fashion, back pain and its causes can cause lasting damage. At the Spine Institute of North America, we are extensively experienced with the spine and how to treat it, including epidural steroid injection and more. Contact our professional experts in East Windsor for an appointment today!

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