Serious back pain? Take quick action as it could be cancer

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Zanele Zama

192 days ago
Serious back pain? Take quick action as it could be cancer Millions of people worldwide suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives, and the risk increases with age.Picture: Freeimages.

Most people find themselves sitting for a long period of time without proper back support and with many having to work from home due to Covid-19, the seating hours have extended.

Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain but one can see a doctor if self-help does not work.

Azania Mosaka speaks to medical doctor from Quad Care Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe about the seriousness of back pain.

It is serious when there are bladder or bowel issues, meaning there is something happening inside that has moved to the back. It could even be cancer.

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe - Medical Doctor from Quad Care

It is serious also if it is following an injury especially if the pain is not going away with rest.

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe - Medical Doctor from Quad Care

When there is weakness, numbness or tingling in the legs that you are experiencing in the legs with this back pain, you need to get worried and make sure you have it check as soon as possible.

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe - Medical Doctor from Quad Care

Listen to the full interview below...

This article first appeared on 702 : Serious back pain? Take quick action as it could be cancer

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