I have low back pain, but not all the time. It comes and goes. I’m not sure what triggers it and I wouldn’t say it’s debilitating. It’ll come out of nowhere, and I just have to slow down for a while, it’ll then go away.
How do I know how serious it is? When do I know I have to get it checked out?
The majority of adults who experience serious low back pain or neck pain cannot recall a specific accident, injury or event that brought it on. They often say that their pain developed over time, increasing slowly. They didn’t pay much attention to it until, in one moment, it overwhelmed them.
Learn What’s Causing Your Serious Low Back Pain, Sciatica or Neck Pain
When diagnostic tests and examinations are performed, these tests can often reveal the source of the low back pain, sciatica or neck pain. Often doctors see a degenerated, bulging or herniated disc. (Of course, there are other causes for low back pain and neck pain, including spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and spinal arthritis.) The compromised disc affects the adjacent nerves that branch out from the spine. This can bring on a whole host of symptoms that include pain, numbness, burning, tingling and even loss of strength. Some people with degenerative disc disease, or a bulging or herniated disc, do not feel any symptoms for a long while. It’s not unusual for your low back pain to come and go.
See a Low Back Pain Expert
It’s always best to see a doctor for low back pain at the first onset of symptoms, even if you think it’s minor. If you wait, then the thing that is causing your pain could worsen over time without presenting alarming symptoms. When you do get hit with that debilitating pain “out of nowhere” it may be too late to treat it with anything other than serious intervention. Waiting too long can also mean that care could take longer, cost more, and have a lower success rate.
Don’t wait until your low back pain increases to the point of real suffering. Get it checked out today.
At our Toronto back pain clinic, we see patients who have been suffering with low back pain for years. After care with us, many of them experience unprecedented healing success. They wish they had come to us sooner.