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We never think about how much we use our back for until we are in pain. Even simple tasks such as walking or carrying a backpack or purse are difficult when the back is aggravated. According to Srjan Mirkovic, MD, Orthopaedics at NorthShore, aches and pains are normal for those who are active, so how do we know when we need to visit our physician when it comes to pain?
Dr. Mirkovic shares five signs that your pain warrants a doctor’s visit:
Most back pain requires minor intervention, including over-the-counter medications. If you feel that your back pain is something more or you are taking pain relievers for more than a week and a half, make an appointment with your physician right away.
At what point did you feel that your back pain was more than just a nuisance?