Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Back Pain

Questions compiled with Dr. Mark Hoover

1. Should I change my daily activities or exercise routine?

2. Are there positions or activities I should avoid at work or at home?

3. What are the potential risks associated with the proposed treatment? (This is an especially good question when surgery is involved.)

4. What are the potential risks of not treating my back pain?

5. Are there exercises I can do on my own to improve my outcome?

6. What caused this issue in the first place?

7. What can I do to prevent future episodes?

8. What are my options if my symptoms get worse?