25 Common Pains You Should Never Ignore

If you’re in pain, you’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 11 percent of U.S. adults struggle with chronic pain. And while sometimes these aches are a natural part of the aging process, they may also be an indicator of a far more serious medical condition.

Best Life rounded up doctors, physical therapists, and other health experts to highlight some common pains you should never ignore. Read on to find out what they said-and if any of the following conditions sound like what you’re experiencing, check in with your healthcare provider.

Lower back pain:
According to an Oct. 2011 study published in The Spine Journal, lower back pain is one of the most prevalent complaints among U.S. adults. More often than not, it’s just that-a bit of pain. But in rare cases, it can be something far worse. Read more…

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