A stiff back or daily aches and
pains can be something that we often push aside, but they can actually be a
sign that something worse is occurring. Ignoring your back pain, letting
it linger or just going through the motions can cause more damage than
you think. Also, sometimes it’s more than just an ache. Here’s
when to never ignore your back pain:
Back Pain Accompanied With Fever
Though it’s rare, if consistent back pain is suddenly accompanied
by a fever, it could be a sign of infection. A variety of issues could
cause a fever, but these two symptoms shouldn’t be brushed aside.
Radiating Leg Pain
If your back pain doesn't stop there and is radiating down your spine
along with any form of tingling, numbness or weakness, there is something
more going on with your nerves. From bone spurs to disc herniation, most
of these conditions can be managed to help you have less pain and more
mobility in your day-to-day life.
Back Pain After An Accident
Whether you were in a work or car accident, back pain after trauma should
always be evaluated. Though symptoms might not occur until later on, getting
a check up on your body can help you take the proper steps to ensure any
damage done by the accident is well documented.
Lingering Back Pain
If the pain is spreading, worsening, or beginning to take over your daily
life, avoiding treatment is not the way to go. There are several ways
to protect your muscles and joints, and many therapy plans to consider,
but pain that lingers is a big sign that damage could occur and that issue
should be addressed.
If you are living life with constant back pain, Power River Orthopedics
& Spine (PROS) is here to help in Gillette, Wyoming. We can evaluate your options, so
you can rest assure that you get the best possible outcome and are back
to your daily routine in no time.
To enjoy an active and healthy life at any age, call the PROS at 307.686.1413 or visit
www.cchwyo.org/PROS to learn more.
PROS is a
Campbell County Medical Group Clinic with Campbell County Health.