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INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN
SYMPTOM CHECKER

INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN
SYMPTOM CHECKER

The results of these questions are meant to help you and your doctor understand if your back pain is more likely to be inflammatory. It is intended for people who have had back pain for 3 months or more.

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

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?

Submit your answers and find out whether your back pain is more likely to be inflammatory. Neither your answers nor any personal information will be stored and your results are completely anonymous.

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.