Category Back Pain Diagnosis
October 20, 2012 Back Pain Diagnosis
Diagnosing the cause of back pain requires a medical history and a physical exam. If necessary, your doctor may also order medical tests, which may include x rays. During the medical history, your doctor will ask questions about the nature of your pain and about any health problems you and close family members have or have had. Questions might include the following:
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Does your back feel better – or hurt worse – when you lie down?
Are there any activities or positions that ease or aggravate pain?
Is your pain worse or better at a certain time of day?
Do you or any family members have arthritis or other diseases that might affect the spine?
Have you had back surgery or back pain before?
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