Back Pain Self Care

While low back pain isn't serious in most people, there are a few warning signs to watch out for.

Call your doctor right away if you have:

  • weakness, numbness or tingling in your leg
  • pain spreading down your leg, especially below your knee
  • new bladder or bowel problems
  • unexplained weight loss, fever, or stomach pain
  • constant or intense pain, especially when you lie down
  • had a fall, blow to your back or other injury
  • a history of cancer, osteoporosis, steroid use, or drug or alcohol abuse
  • pain for the first time and you're over 50 years old

If you don't have any of these warning signs, please continue reading below.

MHealthy created short videos to help you with your back pain. Click here to begin to answer questions to ensure the exercises and stretches are right for you.

If you have a very physical job, ask co-workers for help or look for other ways to make your tasks easier to finish. Please visit the Ergonomics Website to learn if there are safer ways to do your job, or devices that can help protect your back.