Test Your Back Pain IQ

  • Which is the most common area for back pain?

     

    A. Upper back

     

    B. Middle back

     

    C. Lower back

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  • Which type of back pain is often caused by a sudden injury?

     

    A. Chronic

     

    B. Acute

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  • Most people with acute back pain feel better in four to six weeks.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which is better to treat acute back pain?

     

    A. Ice

     

    B. Heat

     

    C. Both

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  • If you hurt your back, you should rest in bed.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which activity should you avoid until your back is healed?

     

    A. Jogging

     

    B. Contact sports

     

    C. Dancing

     

    D. Golf

     

    E. A and B

     

    F. All of the above

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  • People who smoke are more likely to have low back pain.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which of the following can help relieve chronic back pain?

     

    A. Physical therapy

     

    B. Massage

     

    C. Talk therapy

     

    D. Acupuncture

     

    E. A and B

     

    F. All of the above

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  • You'll need prescription medicines for acute back pain.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Your may need an injection in your spine if your back pain doesn't improve.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • You'll need surgery if your pain doesn't get better in 12 weeks.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • You should call your doctor when you have this back pain symptom.

     

    A. Severe back pain

     

    B. Numbness or weakness in an arm or a leg

     

    C. Bowel or bladder changes or loss of control

     

    D. Pain traveling down your legs below the knee

     

    E. Any of the above

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