Fortunately, back pain for most people does go away on its own in two to four weeks. However, you should schedule an office visit with your primary care provider or the Spine & Neurological Surgery Department if your back pain:
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
You can schedule your appointment by calling 715-838-1950.