Why getting checked out is the smart thing to do - even for a man!
A few years ago I began suffering with an annoying back ache, the sort that you think will clear up in a few days. As I was working away at the time, I put it down to the excessive amount of driving I was doing, an uncomfortable mattress or any number of other possible everyday issues.
Discussing it with colleagues - all of which seemed to have an opinion! - the general consensus was that it sounded like sciatica.
Being some distance from home meant that I couldn’t visit my own GP without taking time off, and I didn’t feel it was worth finding a local one – after all, it’s only a bit of backache, right?