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Quiz: Do You Understand Back Pain?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Lumbar back pain is the most common type of back pain.

Explanation:
Back pain symptoms can be mild or severe, and cervical (neck pain), thoracic (middle back pain), lumbar (lower back pain) or tailbone/sacral (coccydynia). Lumbar back pain is the most common type.
2

Back pain isn't caused by medical problems involving the gallbladder or kidneys.

Explanation:
Back pain can come from muscles, bones, joints or nerves. It can also be caused by medical problems involving the gallbladder, aorta, kidneys or pancreas.
3

Scoliosis is a back condition but it doesn't cause back pain.

Explanation:
Back pain causes include injury or activity, arthritis, back strain, sciatica, poor posture, aging and scoliosis.
4

Back pain symptoms include pain that radiates down your leg.

Explanation:
Back pain symptoms include shooting or stabbing pain, pain that radiates down the leg, muscle aches, pain that worsens when you walk, lift something, bend or stand, and pain that improves when you recline.
5

Most patients with back pain will require surgery.

Explanation:
In most cases, back pain will resolve on its own with treatment at home and over-the-counter medications. Some patients benefit from spinal traction, a physiotherapy technique that applies a longitudinal stretch to the reachable joints and soft tissues that is commonly used on the cervical, lumbar spine and thoracic spine. Surgery is not usually recommended.