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Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain (Spinal Care): What is it, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention and More | Singapore General Hospital

Low Back Pain - Symptoms

Early medical attention is necessary if certain symptoms ("red flags") are present:

  • Constant pain with no significant relief at rest
  • Aggravated by bending in all directions
  • Localisable severe pain to a single spot on the back
  • Progressively severe pain over days/weeks
  • Persistent nerve pains, pain or sensation of numbness, pins & needles aching in one or both legs
  • Weakness of legs, difficulty in walking, unsteady walking
  • Bladder/bowel problems associated with back pain (difficulty in passing urine - incontinence)
  • General symptoms of poor health, loss of appetite, weight loss, lethargy, fever and chills
  • Previous history of cancer

Low Back Pain - Causes and Risk Factors

Low Back Pain - Diagnosis

Low Back Pain - Preparing for surgery

Low Back Pain - Post-surgery care

Low Back Pain - Other Information

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