Low Back Pain (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
For more information, see the topic Back Problems and Injuries.
Most low back pain does not require a visit to a doctor.
If the pain doesn't get better after 1 or 2 days and you can't do your normal daily activities, call your doctor.
If you still have mild to moderate pain after at least 2 weeks of home treatment, talk with your doctor. He or she may want to check for problems that may be causing your back pain.
Who to see
The following health professionals can diagnose the cause of back pain, evaluate back injuries, and start treatment:
You may also be referred to one of the following specialists:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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