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When Do You Need to See a Physician for Back Pain?

By August 23, 2021August 26th, 2021No Comments

While there are exceptions, this list will give you a good idea of when you need to see a doctor for back pain:

  • Back pain that follows trauma or injury, for example a car accident, or fall off a ladder
  • The pain is constant and is getting worse
  • The pain is severe and does not improve after three days
  • Severe back that does not improve with over the counter meds like ibuprofen or Tylenol
  • The pain is worse after rest
  • Severe pain at night (For example, pain that wakes you up from a deep sleep)
  • Abdominal pain associated with back pain
  • Numbness or altered sensation in the upper inner thighs, groin area, buttocks or genital area
  • Neurological problems, such as: weakness, numbness or tingling in the leg(s) or arm(s).
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Pain with fever, chills or night sweats
  • Loss of Bladder control
  • Loss of Bowel control

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Dr. Bragg

Dr. Bragg is an expert in providing non-surgical treatment for injuries and pain resulting from spinal and orthopedic conditions. Her mission is to knock out pain Non-Surgically with as little medication as possible. She has treated thousands of patients successfully by providing a comprehensive approach to their pain utilizing customized treatment plans.