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QUIZ: Could I Have Spondyloarthritis?

Updated on April 06, 2021
Article written by
Alison Channon

Did you know that back pain can be caused by spondyloarthritis?

Has your back pain lasted for more than three months? If you answered yes, you may have chronic back pain. Chronic back pain is a primary symptom of spondyloarthritis. This questionnaire can help you and your physician assess whether your back pain is characteristic of inflammatory back pain — the major symptom of spondyloarthritis.*

*Note: This questionnaire is for informational or background purposes only and should not be used as a replacement for seeking medical advice or care from your doctor. This questionnaire was adapted from the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for classification of inflammatory back pain. Although inflammatory back pain is a strong indicator of spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, there are other signs and symptoms, as well as other conditions, to consider. Please consult your doctor for medical information about your condition and advice on how to manage it.

Source: Seiper J, Rudwaleit M, Baraliakos X, et al. The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) handbook: a guide to assess spondyloarthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2009;68;ii1-ii44. doi:10.1136/ard.2008.104018

Alison Channon has nearly a decade of experience writing about chronic health conditions, mental health, and women's health. Learn more about her here.

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I take eperdurals it help for a minute, they want me doped up, not happening, my surgery was 2/25/20

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