This is a good question. It is very important that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor
as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms and have a full history and physical. Depending on what your doctor discovers during your visit, he or she may order imaging of your back, such as an x-ray
. Back pain is very common and can impact almost everything that you do. There are many causes of back pain. One of the most common causes of back pain is a muscle strain
(pulled muscle). This can happen if you picked something up wrong (such as your daughter) or if you slept in a weird position. This usually feels like a throbbing pain and sometimes you can actually feel the muscle go into a spasm. Another cause of back pain is a problem with your spine, such as a herniated disc. This can cause severe pain that sometimes radiates down one leg. Another cause of back pain is a urinary tract infection so take note if you have any bladder symptoms such as frequency or hesitation. Again, it is important to seek care as soon as possible to get a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.