• Jamie

Sore back?

Back pain is becoming increasingly common and usually improves within a few weeks or months.

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Pain in the lower back is very common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips and across the back.

In most cases the pain is not caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time.

There are things you can do to help relieve it. But sometimes the pain can last a long time or keep coming back.

If the pain does not start to improve within

a few weeks the pain stops you doing your day-to-day activities the pain is very severe or gets worse over time you're worried about the pain or struggling to cope the the first thing to do is to chat to your GP.

If you see a GP they will ask about your symptoms, examine your back and discuss possible treatments.

They may refer you to a Sports Massage Therapist, specialist doctor or a physiotherapist for further help.

You should contact a GP or NHS 24 immediately if you have back pain and:

- numbness or tingling around your genitals or buttocks

- difficulty peeing

- loss of bladder or bowel control – peeing or pooing yourself

- chest pain

- a high temperature

- unintentional weight loss

- a swelling or a deformity in your back

- it does not improve after resting or is worse at night

- it started after a serious accident, such as after a car accident

- the pain is so bad you're having problems sleeping

- pain is made worse when sneezing, coughing or pooing

- the pain is coming from the top of your back, between your shoulders, rather than your lower back

These problems could be a sign of something more serious and need to be checked urgently.

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