Back Pain Red Flags: Loss of Consciousness

Loss of Consciousness is a red flag symptom that is usually indicative of a more serious back injury. Depending on the severity, you may have trouble walking or standing, or be completely unable to do so. A loss of consciousness can also be accompanied by other issues such as numbness in your extremities. If you experience a loss of consciousness at any point after sustaining a back injury, it’s important to go to the hospital as soon as possible for treatment.