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When to See Your Doctor About Back Pain

Back pain is such a common ailment that quite often people don’t do anything about it because they think it is something everyone just lives with.  This does not have to be the case, and as a matter of fact, back pain does not only indicate pain in your back, plain and simple.  Actually, there are a variety of conditions that appear in the form of pain you feel in your lower back.  Listed, are some of the reasons you may want to see a doctor when the pain you experience is not remedied by normal means, such as an over the counter pain reliever or exercises to strengthen the area affected.

Back Pain with Fever

Though no one likes a fever, this one can usually be treated by your primary care physician using antibiotics if so recommended. This combination of symptoms indicates an infection in the kidneys or somewhere in the back.

Back Pain at Night

Losing sleep over pain is something that quickly makes daily activities a real challenge. See your doctor about this one, as it possibly indicates tumors.

Back Pain with Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control

This combination of symptoms indicates a serious back condition affecting the nerves in your back and their ability to function properly.

Back Pain that Lasts More than 6 Weeks

This kind of back pain should be evaluated based on the fact that it has not improved. Any pain that lasts this long requires attention as it indicates injury that needs attention.

Back Pain with Unexplained Weight Loss

These two together mean that your doctor should look into your blood work for hormonal disorders.

Back Pain and Serious Trauma

Serious trauma refers to an injury resulting from a car accident or a slip and fall, for example, and should not be ignored.  Fractures in the back can be the outcome that may affect how you move for the rest of your life.

Back Pain and a History of Cancer

There is a chance that cancer has spread to the spine with this one. Have it evaluated to know for sure.

After you have seen your doctor,  you may have a prescription for a medical device that can help you heal, or be a part of you for a long time.  You will have lots of questions and Aeroflow Healthcare will have lots of answers. Your doctor will send us the order, and soon after, we will be in touch to make arrangements for you to receive your medical equipment.  If you have any other questions you would like addressed about back pain, call 888-345-1780 and speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives or visit us online at bracing.aeroflowinc.com.  You don’t have to live in pain.

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