Many woke up this morning with a sore back, and it reminded them that their back has been a bit sore most of the time for the past few weeks. They must listen to their bodies carefully. Here’s why – cancers, heart conditions, and other life-threatening diseases can be mistaken for run-of-the-mill pain. But, less immediate, but no-less painful causes can also require medical attention. For example, inflammation could indicate arthritis. Sharp stabbing pain could indicate kidney stones. And, sudden sickening pain could indicate appendicitis. So, if they develop a new back pain that doesn’t go away with a regular dose of non-prescription pain relievers, go ahead and make that appointment with their doctor.
- Back pain is often nothing to worry about, but sometimes it can be a symptom of an issue unrelated to their back
- People’s doctor may ask them questions that seem completely unrelated to their back pain in order to correctly diagnose the problem
- Pain in one’s back may actually be the result of issues with one’s kidneys
“Sometimes, though, back pain is serious—a warning sign of a dangerous, even life-threatening condition.”