How do I know if my back pain is serious?
If the lower back pain has not gone away within 1-2 weeks, you must visit the doctor. It is highly improbable to have any severe disease or disorders, but you can be sure that your physician can help you with an acute diagnosis and give you suggestions for a treatment plan. Generally, your treatment plan can be for 6 to 15 weeks. Even being under treatment, if your back pain has not reduced a bit, you must talk to your doctor to see if there are any adjustments and alterations to be made in the treatment plan.
If you are experiencing back pain for a prolonged period, also known as chronic low back pain, with additional troubling symptoms that must be checked, this situation will demand a physician’s attention. Some of the tandem symptoms with back pain are high fever, loss of bladder and bowel control, uncontrollable stomach ache, weak legs, numbness in the lower part of the body, tenderness in the back, and the list goes on.