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10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Back Pain

Back pain is common. If you or a loved one is suffering from back pain you may want to ask your doctor these questions.

1.What is causing my back pain?
2.What can I do to prevent my back pain from getting worse?
3.Why is my back vulnerable to pain and injury?
4.Could stress be a contributing factor, and what can I do about it?
5.What are all the treatment options?
6.If surgery is recommended, why is it necessary and what are the risks?
7.What are the potential risks and benefits of other available treatments?
8.What lifestyle changes do I need to make to keep my back healthy?
9.How can I be sure that my work does not negatively affect my back?
10.What are the chances that my back pain will result in permanent disability?

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on June 29, 2012

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