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QUIZ: How to know if your back pain is serious

Google has lots of good information about back pain.

But do you find it hard to find information that is more specific to your situation?

Take this 40second quiz to find out:

  • How long it takes for back pain take to recover
  • How difficult it will be
  • What to do next

Thinking about the last 2 weeks, click your responce to the following questions

(click once for no, twice for yes)

1 My back pain has spread down my leg(s) at some time in the last 2 weeks:

2 I have had pain in the shoulder or neck at some time in the last 2 weeks:

3 I have only walked short distances because of my back pain

4 In the last 2 weeks, I have dressed more slowly than usual because of back pain

5 It’s not really safe for a person with a condition like mine to be physically active

6 Worrying thoughts have been going through my mind a lot of the time

7 I feel that my back pain is terrible and it’s never going to get any better

8 In general I have not enjoyed all the things I used to enjoy

9. Overall, how bothersome has your back pain been in the last 2 weeks?
15

Score:


Research Sources:https://www.physio-pedia.com/STarT_Back_Screening_Tool
https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/91/5/722/2735756

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