Depending on what is causing your back pain, you may need medical attention immediately. However, if you are not sure why your back hurts, it can be hard to know if your pain warrants paying the copay for a doctor’s visit. In our last blog, we shared two signs that you need to make a trip to the doctor’s office, including tingling, numbness, and a history of cancer. Today, we have two more indicators that your back pain is serious.
Back Pain + Fever
Fevers always indicate infections. If you have back pain in addition to a fever, it may mean that you have a kidney or back infection. The good news is, antibiotics will take care of the issue. You just have to make an appointment with your doctor to get them prescribed.
Back Pain + Trouble Sleeping
If your back pain is so strong that it keeps you from sleeping well, don’t write it off and hope it will go away. You need to see your doctor and make sure that nothing serious is going on. Remember, pain is your body giving you a signal that it needs help. Get a professional to make sure you’re doing all right – you will benefit from peace of mind!
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