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When To See a Doctor For Back Pain Atlanta, GA
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With somewhere around 80% of Americans suffering some form of back pain, it can be an easy problem to dismiss – the result of long hours at the office, poor posture, even smoking. It’s also a type of pain that many of us feel like we simply have to live with.

But that isn’t the case. Sometimes, back pain is something more than a small ache. It can actually be a symptom of serious condition or injury that requires quality treatment and care from a back specialist.

These cues may indicate that it’s time for you to see a doctor about your back pain.

  • The pain is chronic and severe or intense – especially at night, or when you try to lie down.
  • The pain extends down the legs
  • Your back pain is accompanied by a fever – this could a sign of a more serious spinal infection
  • You are also experiencing any type of numbness or tingling
  • You’ve recently suffered any type of physical trauma or injury
  • It’s contributing to incontinence or poor bladder control
  • You’re experiencing unexplained weight loss
  • You have history of cancer, and your back pain is new
  • Your pain lasts more than 6 weeks

If your back pain requires professional care, contact the specialists at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

We can help get to the root of your problem, and provide you with a safe, effective treatment option that can help you get back to your normal activities. Our physicians are dual board certified and fellowship-trained, and experienced in treating a wide variety of spinal and back injuries and conditions.

Contact our offices today.

Posted on behalf of Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians

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