When you have rheumatoid arthritis, you know that it’s always good to prepared. Here, quick tips and facts on what to do if your back goes out.
It happens to most of us sooner or later—you pick up a suitcase, sleep the wrong way or bend over to tie your shoelace—and your back goes out. Here, Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, a spine surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, explains what to do.
Odds are you’ll feel better within 72 hours, but if the pain persists, travels into your buttocks and down your leg, or won’t quit, see your healthcare provider.