Dr. Raiszadeh explains how a woman can determine if her back pain is serious.
The way you know you have serious back pain is the currency of it, how long has it being going on. So, most of the time something, if it’s acute, one day, two days, that’s not something to worry about. When you know that something is not right, and every woman and man should know their baseline. Baseline for you could be zero out of ten pain.
But you know something is not right, something is a problem, something is more serious when the pain doesn’t abate and resolve on its own. If you will give it time, if you are at night time, at night time it wakes you up at night, when you are having a fever, if you are having a lot of chills, if you have associated leg pain with it, if you have associated pain that doesn’t resolve with sitting, doesn’t resolve with standing, you can’t find a comfortable position, the main issue with this is you got to understand your own baseline level.
So if you are baseline, you have very little pain and all of a sudden six months later you have a lot of pain and it’s not going away with anti-inflammatory medicine, just regular medicine that you would take to resolve the pain, that’s something that could indicate something more serious.
About Dr. Raiszadeh, M.D.:
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the complex field of adult spinal surgery. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he received the Paul Harrington Award for Research. He also completed a specialized internship and residency program at Baylor before achieving the highest level of medical education and fellowship training at the University of Texas Medical School. During this fellowship, under the directorship of multiple neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons, he became skilled in treating all forms of pediatric and adult spinal conditions.