Please stop and think! Don’t rush to the hospital, give us a 📞 call first.
You almost certainly won’t need to go to hospital if you’ve:
- Not had any major accident
- Your bowels and bladder are working fine
Don’t panic! Try to relax, don’t rush to move, or just move very gently if you can. If you need to, try lying on your back to give the muscles time to relax.
Please read my article on acute back pain.
Once again, don’t rush to the hospital; give us a 📞 call first.
What To Do in an Emergency
If you can’t get through to speak to us then Call 📞 NHS 111. If you do think your back pain is too severe, you’ve had a major trauma or you’re feeling medically unwell, then don’t wait to see if the symptoms go away: go to the hospital, but don’t try to drive yourself to the emergency room. Ask a friend, call a taxi or an ambulance. Please be safe!