Did you know that back pain can be caused by spondyloarthritis?
Has your back pain lasted for more than 3 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. http://www.asas-group.org/publications/ASAS-handbook.pdf 2009;68;ii1-ii44. doi:10.1136/ard.2008.104018
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