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What are some of the danger signs lumbago?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Lumbago is not

Dangerous but other types of back pain may signal something more menacing, pain that does not change with position or activity & is present at night should be checked by your doctor. Associated symptoms like a fever, chills, sweats, weight loss or loss of appetite & fatigue are troubling.
Changes in neurologic status needs to be evaluated. Lumbago is just simple back pain due to degeneration.

In brief: Lumbago is not

Dangerous but other types of back pain may signal something more menacing, pain that does not change with position or activity & is present at night should be checked by your doctor. Associated symptoms like a fever, chills, sweats, weight loss or loss of appetite & fatigue are troubling.
Changes in neurologic status needs to be evaluated. Lumbago is just simple back pain due to degeneration.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
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In brief: Here are a few:

There are a couple of key signs to be aware of that should prompt you to visit your physician or the er: 1.
Acute limb weakness 2. Loss of bowel or bladder control 3. Loss of sensation in your groin and/or lower extremities 4. Acute, severe back pain.

In brief: Here are a few:

There are a couple of key signs to be aware of that should prompt you to visit your physician or the er: 1.
Acute limb weakness 2. Loss of bowel or bladder control 3. Loss of sensation in your groin and/or lower extremities 4. Acute, severe back pain.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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