Back Pain Questions for Your Doctor

Medically Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian, MD on January 17, 2020

Back pain is common. If you or a loved one is suffering 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 factor, and if so, what can I do about it?
  5. What are my treatment options?
  6. If surgery is recommended, is it really necessary and what are the risks?
  7. What are the potential risks and benefits of other treatments?
  8. What lifestyle changes can harm or help my back?
  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?