Question: Will my back ever heal?

Can you permanently damage your back?

Sudden (acute) injuries Acute injuries include: An injury to the ligaments or muscles in the back, such as a sprain or a strain. A fracture or dislocation of the spine. This can cause a spinal cord injury that may lead to permanent paralysis.

Can back pain be cured completely?

Most back pain gets better within a month of home treatment. However, everyone is different, and back pain is a complex condition. For many, the pain doesnt go away for a few months, but only a few have persistent, severe pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers and the use of heat might be all you need.

How long does a bad back take to heal?

Back pain usually gets better on its own within a few weeks or months and you may not need to see a doctor or other healthcare professional. But its a good idea to get help if: the pain does not start to improve within a few weeks. the pain stops you doing your day-to-day activities.

What should I do if my back pain doesnt go away?

Treating Lingering Back PainVisit a Doctor/Get a Second Opinion – If your back pain is lingering, consider heading into a spine specialists office for a diagnosis. Rest – Rest is the best option for minor tweaks and strains, but oftentimes people try to power through it, and that can make the problem worse.

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