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When Back Pain is More than Just an Annoyance

Back PainJust about everybody has to deal with back pain at one time or another. It can range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating, where you can no longer participate in the physical activities you’ve grown to love. This condition can strike at any age, but it is a great deal more common in people who are between the ages of 35 and 55. There are times, however, where back pain can be a sign that you need to get medical attention. Medi-Dyne would like to alert you to certain instances where back discomfort is a sign that you should get medical help.

When to See a Doctor

While most instances of back pain typically clear up after a while, there are some times where it is a symptom of something that could seriously be wrong. If your discomfort is accompanied by any of the following, see a doctor as soon as you can:

  • Elevated body temperature
  • Pain going down your legs
  • Swelling on your back
  • Significant weight loss
  • Any level of urinary incontinence
  • Numbness around the buttocks, anus or genitals
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Loss of bowel control
  • The pain does not subside when you rest or lie down for extended periods of time

If you are not experiencing any of the above yet you are frustrated that back pain is interfering with your exercise regimen, Medi-Dyne has several products that can help. By using the correct equipment, you can properly stretch your back to not only gain relief from your injury but keep that injury from returning. Go to our e-store or give us a call at 800-810-1740 to learn more. How do you deal with back pain? Let us know by clicking one of the social media icons on this page.