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3 STEPS TO HELP DISCOVER IF YOU HAVE INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN

3 STEPS TO HELP DISCOVER IF YOU HAVE INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN

  1. Answer 5 questions in the symptom checker* below if you’ve had back pain for more than 3 months.
  2. Download your results.
  3. Discuss your results with your doctor. If they think you have inflammatory back pain they may refer you to a specialist.

Only your doctor can diagnose and recommend appropriate management for your condition, and answering these questions cannot provide a diagnosis or replace your doctor’s medical opinion and care.

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DID YOUR BACK PAIN START BEFORE THE AGE OF 40?

2

DID YOUR BACK PAIN DEVELOP GRADUALLY?

3

DOES YOUR BACK PAIN IMPROVE WITH EXERCISE?

4

DO YOU NOTICE THAT REST DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR BACK PAIN?

5

DO YOU SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN AT NIGHT, WHICH IMPROVES AFTER GETTING UP?

Answers and any personal information are not stored and results are anonymous.

*This symptom checker is based on a list of questions put together by doctors and other specialists in the management of inflammatory back pain.1

REFERENCES

  1. Sieper J, et al. The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) handbook: a guide to assess spondyloarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2009;68:ii1–ii44.