Pain management specialist Dr. Houman Danesh of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York says there are some pains that you should never ignore.

They are:

A sharp ache between your shoulder blades
A ‘thunderclap’ headache
Dull stomach pain to the lower right of abdomen
Tooth pain that wakes you up
Mid-back pain with fever
Menstrual cramps that don’t get better with medication
A tender spot on your calf

In a TODAY show segment, she explains how to recognize when some pains, even if they seem small, need immediate attention.

(WATCH the segment below or READ the article from TODAY)

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