When should I go to a doctor for back pain?

A visit to your healthcare provider is a good idea if you experience any of the following with your back pain:

  • Your symptoms are severe.
  • The pain is keeping you from doing things that you do every day.
  • The problem does not go away or get better within a few days.

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