If after a couple of weeks the pain hasn’t passed or become more manageable, book in to see one of our expert therapists at Woodside Clinic, who are all fully trained in assessing and treating lower back pain. They will aim to figure out the root cause of your pain and treat it appropriately.
When should you worry?
Times you should worry include:
Pain that is constant, ALWAYS THERE, and getting worse, no matter what you do (time to see the GP);
Loss of ability to control your bowel or bladder (seek immediate medical attention!);
Weak urine stream;
Loss of sensation in your private areas;
Loss of sexual function (inability to get an erection);
Inability to walk properly due to weakness in the legs.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms (especially if they started at the same time as your lower back and sciatic symptoms) then it is recommended that you visit your doctor as soon as possible.