Nearly 4 of out of every 5 adults in the United States will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.
If the pain does not get better on its own or keeps coming back, a low back pain assessment may be right for you. Consider scheduling an appointment with your doctor to discuss whether a low back pain assessment by a physical therapist could be beneficial. The sooner you seek treatment for low back pain, the more effective your recovery is likely to be.
If your low back pain meets any of the following criteria, it is advisable to speak with your doctor right away as these may be signs of more serious problems:
- the low back pain resulted from a fall
- the low back pain is accompanied by pain, weakness or tingling traveling into one or both legs
- the low back pain results in changes to your bowel or bladder function
- the pain gets worse, especially at night when you’re trying to sleep
- the pain occurs with a fever
A physician’s prescription is required prior to getting a low back pain assessment.
To schedule a physician evaluation and get a referral to Beaumont for a low back pain assessment, contact your family physician or connect with a Beaumont doctor.
Once you have your prescription in hand, give us a call at 248-655-3191 to start your road to recovery and get back to all the activities you enjoy.