Test Your Back Pain IQ

  • Which is the most common area for back pain?

    Upper back

    Middle back

    Lower back

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

    Chronic

    Acute

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

    True

    False

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  • Which is better to treat acute back pain?

    Ice

    Heat

    Both

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

    True

    False

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

    Jogging

    Contact sports

    Dancing

    Golf

    A and B

    All of the above

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

    True

    False

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

    Physical therapy

    Massage

    Talk therapy

    Acupuncture

    A and B

    All of the above

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

    True

    False

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

    True

    False

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

    True

    False

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

    Severe back pain

    Numbness or weakness in an arm or a leg

    Bowel or bladder changes or loss of control

    Pain traveling down your legs below the knee

    Any of the above

    Correct Answer