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This advice is for new injuries only. It is not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional.
If you have injured yourself in the last 72 hours you should:
If you are worried there may be something more serious underlying your pain, these are some rare symptoms but can be warning signs – if you have any of these, you should see a doctor:
Watch this short video for advice on what to do if you have acute pain.
You can find out a lot more about back pain on the resources page.