Expert Care for
Neck and Back Pain
Spine & Neurological Surgery
- Why Choose Us?
- Spine Conditions and Treatments
- Brain Conditions and Treatments
- Prevention and Self-care
- When to Make an Appointment
- Preparing for Surgery
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When to Make an Appointment
Most back pain — even severe back pain — goes away on its own in four to six weeks with self-care, such as rest, heat or ice, over-the-counter pain medication and exercise. Surgery helps some patients and is generally considered as a last resort.
You should see a surgeon if your severe back pain:
- Follows a fall, blow to your back or other injury
- Is constant or intense pain, especially at night or when you lie down
- Spreads down one or both legs, especially if the pain extends below your knee
- Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs
- Occurs with swelling or redness on your back
- Occurs with unintended weight loss
- Occurs with new bowel or bladder control problems
Call 715-838-1950 to schedule your appointment. No referral is necessary.