questions to ask yourself about back pain

Overcome back pain with these questions

Not sure what to do? Then start here.

By Sherwin Nicholson | Updated May 1, 2020

If you’re struggling to find a real solution for your chronic back problems, don’t be discouraged.  There is a lot of support available here on this site that can make a huge difference for you.

I have arranged these very helpful questions into 4 categories.  Frequency and Duration, Symptoms and Activities, Medical Options & finally Exercise Options.

The questions are quite extensive but are each very much worth reading.

Please take the time to read each one I am certain that they will help you to narrow down the specific problem and solution needed for your discomfort.  Regardless of how you may feel about each one, you will be able to search this site and find quite a few answers to help give you relief long-term.

Frequency and Duration

  • Is your pain acute or chronic?
  • Does your current treatment help you in the long term?
  • After sitting or lying down for any length of time, does you feel better or worse?
  • Does your discomfort vary during the day?
  • Is your discomfort worse in the morning?
  • Is it uncomfortable for you to stand for extended periods of time?
  • Does it hurt less often later in the day?
  • Does it hurt less often later in the day, only to return the next day?
  • How long does it hurt? Infrequently, constantly or does it vary?
  • Does your pain come and go unpredictably?
  • How much time are you willing to dedicate to exercise?
  • When you stretch, how long do you hold your stretch for?
  • Does your office setting and chair hurt you?

Symptoms and Activities

Medical Options

  • Have you been medically evaluated or diagnosed yet?
  • Do you know if your condition is skeletal or muscular in nature?
  • If your treatment helps, do you need to use it often to manage your discomfort?
  • Does hurt you if you do not remain on your current treatment?
  • How much time do you think you require to effectively treat your symptoms?
  • How much time are you willing to dedicate to a treatment plan?
  • Do you need medication to feel better?  Is the relief only from the medication?
  • Is your medical doctor able to recommend exercise at this time for your treatment?
  • Is your medical doctor or specialist providing you with any specialized exercises or standard ones?
  • Are the current treatment options that you have now working?
  • Does it feel like your pain cannot be helped or do you still believe that there is something that can be done?
  • Do you believe that your condition is long term and permanent?
  • Are you current seeking any treatment?

Exercise Options

  • If you were asked to perform basic stretches, would you be able to?
  • Does the idea of exercising unsettle you?  Do you think it will aggravate it?
  • Do you feel too physically stiff, tight or uncomfortable even to consider and exercise plan?
  • Would you be willing to consider one if it was careful and considerate of your discomfort?
  • Would you be willing to consider one if it was designed for low back pain and not simply for exercise?
  • Would you like to use a program or exercise plan that had easy and careful movements?
  • Does your current exercise/treatment plan help you to feel worse or better?
  • Are you dedicating enough time to exercising and stretching to manage and treat your back?
  • Are you on any specialized exercise routine currently?
  • If so, then how much time are you devoting to the routine?
  • Do you find the current exercises or stretches available easy to perform, or difficult?
  • Are you skeptical about the use of exercise or stretching for treatment?

If you’re hurting, you will relate to most of these questions. 

The best way soluton is to re-prioritze your day so that you are spending more time keeping your spine neutral and upright while activating your hip and leg muscles as much as possible.

There more that you can do this, the less strain your spine and back muscles will bear.  You’ll feel much more relief by following this one tip over any others out there.

If you are looking for both safe answers and very back healthy solutions, then explore this site. It is loaded with numerous practical solutions that will help restore your back and return you to the life you need.

If you spend a lot of time sitting at work, then you probably have chronic pain. Here are some very important tips you should follow while at work.

This site can help provide you with answers.  It is important to seek proper help and treatment to understand better and address the underlying issues about your back pain.  An effective treatment plan will help with your long term requirements.  Always begin any treatment plan with consultation from your medical doctor.

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