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When to See a Doctor for Back Pain
When should you see a doctor about moderate back pain?

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Moderate back pain usually ends on its own, but sometimes the pain has a deeper cause that should be treated medically. Here are some signs that it is time to see your doctor. Numbness or tingling, particularly in your leg, foot, or groin areaPain in your leg below your kneeNausea, vomiting, or abdominal painFever, weakness, and sweatingIntense pain that prevents you from moving Pain showing no improvement in two or three weeksPain caused by a fall or traumatic injuryLoss of control over bowel movements or difficulty urinatingUnintentional weight loss
Written by: the Healthline Editorial Team
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Medically Reviewed by: Jennifer Monti, MD, MPH
Published: Sep 27, 2010
Published By: Healthline Networks, Inc.
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