30/08/2020 Gavin

50: When to see a doctor about low back pain / sciatica

Provider of self-help for lower back pain and sciatica, Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge explains when you should see a doctor about low back pain or sciatica.

The indications include:

  • Fever
  • Trauma
  • Tingling / pins and needles
  • Bladder / bowel problems
  • History of cancer
  • Foot drop
  • Night pain worse than day pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bad pain for more than 6 weeks
  • If you’re over 70 (and haven’t had this pain before or under 10 years old

If you want much more personalised help – and to join thousands of others getting relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica – you can start right now with Gavin’s Best back pain / sciatica online course.

If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-6 – our foundation episodes – please go back and start at the beginning!  It will lay the foundation for you to make a long-term, sustainable recovery.  And if you’d like a free online assessment of lower back pain / sciatica, just click the link.  It will provide you with a guide as to whether you need to see a doctor or not, which exercises are most likely to relieve your particular pain, and a whole load more tips on recovering from and preventing lower back pain / sciatica.  And if you want a personal consultation with an experienced clinician specializing in lower back pain / sciatica, you can book online.