When should I call my healthcare provider?

See your healthcare provider if:

  • You have a fever
  • The pain worsens
  • The pain progressively moves from your back into your leg(s)
  • Pain is unrelieved at rest or disturbs sleep

These are warning signs or "red flags" that require prompt, urgent medical attention.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 11/01/2016.


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