Red Flags of Low Back Pain

Some of the red flags of low back pain are infection, cancer suspected, trauma, fracture, saddle anesthesia and loss of bladder. Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says if you have history of cancer you do not want to just let the back pain go or if it keeps increasing and wakes you up from a deep sleep.

According to him, if you are having neurologic injury that continues or persists, if you have weakness in your legs and have difficult time standing up from a chair and that hadn’t happened before, you need to seek medical help to get those symptoms addressed emergently.

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