It’s normal to feel some soreness along your back or neck after a long day at work. That is, of course, what some people think. However, if you encounter any of these, that’s a sign that you need to call a back or neck pain doctor as soon as possible:
- If you experience chest pains along with the neck or back pain
- If you feel nauseous or out of breath along with the pain in your back or neck
- If you feel like it’s a heart attack coming on
- If you have been involved in an accident and you are unable to move your neck without pain, or if there’s severe or acute pain in your back or neck.
- If the neck or back pain occurs with numbness or weakness in your arms or legs
Other signs you need to see a doctor include:
- If the pain keeps waking you up from your sleep
- If you feel new or increased pain in your neck and you have a history of cancer or HIV infection, then it’s best to consult with your doctor right away, says WebMD.
- If you feel the pain getting worse, to the point that you are now having problem standing up on your own
- If you feel numbness starting to grow worse along your arms or legs
Waiting for the Signs
Normally, neck or even back pain doesn’t warrant a visit to your physician. However, if the pain starts to get worse and your daily activities are starting to get affected, then it’s time to call a doctor.
Finding a Quality Doctor
Be sure you find the right back or neck pain doctor to treat you. A general physician won’t do, though. These are specialized cases. It’s best to find one who specializes in pain relief treatments. That should ensure you get the best treatment possible. If you see any of these signs, make sure you contact a specialist as soon as you can.