Red Flags for Back Pain
To consider visiting a doctor for you back pain you have to be aware of some red flags.
Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says some of them are your legs are becoming weak, your numbness becomes worse every day and you feel you are losing your bowel, for example.
Other risk factors to seek urgent care are a previous illness, such as cancer or severe pain at night that wakes you from a deep sleep. Aging, genetics, occupational hazards, sedentary lifestyle and excess weight are top back pain risks.