Listed below are three symptoms that can accompany low back pain for which immediate medical attention may be required. If you are experiencing these symptoms, seek immediate medical evaluation as soon as possible.
1. Nausea and/or vomiting
Your appendix is located on the lower right-hand side of your abdomen. If your appendix is inflamed or ruptured, it is known as appendicitis (this condition most commonly occurs in people age 10 to 30). In addition to lower right back pain, appendicitis may also induce nausea and/or vomiting. And you may also experience pain in the lower right-hand side of your abdomen. If you suspect you have appendicitis, don’t delay. Instead, head to the emergency room; as your condition can quickly deteriorate.
2. Unexplained weight loss
The veins in your lower spine drain your pelvis, and so they allow for a direct route of entry for bacteria into your spine. This, in turn, may lead to vertebral osteomyelitis, or an infection of a vertebral body in your spine. Symptoms of vertebral osteomyelitis can include unexplained weight loss. In addition, you may experience lower right back pain, fever, and swelling around your spine.
This article was originally posted on Spine-health.com.