Is This Back Pain Serious? Part 4

Our bodies speak to us in many ways, but their clearest language is pain. When any part of your body flares up, it’s trying to tell you something is wrong. If the pain is significant, don’t wait to get it checked out. It’s also important to get your back checked if your back pain is accompanied by another negative symptom. In our past blogs, we have discussed what it means when you have back pain along with a fever, tingling, numbness, and more. Today, we are going to finish up with two more combinations that mean you need to see a doctor.

Back Pain for More Than Six Weeks

This is a general rule: if your back pain lasts more than one or two months, it’s time to get help. You will probably be more than ready to get help – persistent back pain can make life very difficult.

Back Pain + Loss of Bowel or Bladder Control

When your back hurts and you experience incontinence at the same time, it could indicate a nerve problem. Certain back conditions press on the nerves controlling your bowels and bladder. They are serious. Get a professional opinion as soon as possible.

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