Back Pain Red Flags: Loss of Sensation or Numbness

There are many different types of injuries that require medical attention, and one of the most common is a back injury. If you’ve had an accident or experienced any pain in your lower back, you may be wondering if it’s worth going to the hospital for treatment. Throughout the month of September we will explore some signs and symptoms that might indicate you should go to the hospital. One of the most common symptoms that require immediate medical attention is a sudden loss of sensation. If you experience numbness in your legs or hands, if you have trouble walking or balancing, or if you start to lose sensation in your extremities, it’s time to go to the hospital.