Every day we experience small aches and pains. It’s just a part of life. There are some pains you shouldn’t ignore. Generally you’ll know it when you feel it, but these are 5 you shouldn’t mess around with.
1. Fever accompanied by middle back pain.
Be it a sharp pain or a dull ache, middle back pain accompanied by a fever is a sign of kidney infection. This infection, common especially among women, occurs when bacteria in the urinary tract reaches the kidneys and causes an infection.
Pain during urination is also a strong indicator. Ignoring the infection can cause kidney damage. See a doctor as soon as possible.
2. Pain in the stomach that moves to the lower right of the abdomen.
The most common cause of this pain is appendicitis. Often the pain starts in the middle part of the abdomen and then moves downward and toward the right.
The only remedy for appendicitis is the quick removal of the appendix. If it isn’t removed quickly, it can result in a burst appendix and serious health complications.
3. Sleep-interrupting tooth pain.
Sometimes without realizing it, we clench our jaws and grind our teeth in our sleep. The pain from doing so can wake you. Grinding your teeth can inflame the nerves in your teeth and slowly destroy them.
If it’s not stopped, cracks may occur and the teeth involved will need to be removed. This is a condition sometimes caused by stress but can be remedied pretty easily with a night guard.
4. Back ache with tingling toes.
This pain is often associated with a slipped disc. Heavy lifting can cause this type of injury. You can try a heating pad to start with, but if the pain doesn’t go away, it may be a sign that a spinal nerve is being pressed by a spinal disc. Consult a medical professional immediately.
5. Sudden, severe head pain.
This can definitely be the most alarming kind of pain to experience. Most headaches come on slow and are dull. Sudden, sharp head pain can be a result of an aneurysm or swelling in part of an artery.
If this kind of headache doesn’t pass, see a doctor as soon as you can. If you feel like you’re experiencing a medical emergency, don’t drive to the hospital. Just call 911.