When to Seek Medical Attention for Your Lower Back Pain

meditationThis week we have been discussing some instances where your lower back pain could be a symptom of a serious condition. While most back pain is not a cause for serious worry, there are some situations where you may need to run, not walk, to your doctor’s office.

Today your chiropractor in Vancouver WA will be discussing what to expect if you are experiencing an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The first thing to look for is acute back pain with abdominal pain that has a sudden onset. You may notice that your lower back pain is obviously not connected with any other injury you have.

First, you should know that your aorta is the main artery within your body. It stretches from your heart, down through your abdomen. If you experience an abdominal aortic aneurysm with severe abdominal pain, accompanied with back pain, it can be considered extremely life-threatening. This is because the pain likely occurs when a rupture has taken place. You also might experience symptoms of shock and low blood pressure.

In cases where the abdominal aortic aneurysm goes undetected until it reaches emergency levels, immediate surgery to repair your ruptured artery is probable.

Even though lower back pain is usually no cause for alarm, it is better to be overly cautious than sorry when it comes to your lower back pain symptoms. So whenever you are in doubt, seek medical care.

If you suffer from regular chronic pain, general chiropractic care can help! Contact us today!