Back pain can be hard to diagnose without a proper description from the patient. For example, many types of back pain are test-negative. That means, the doctor can’t detect anything wrong even when they use X-rays or other diagnostic methods. When this happens, the doctor can only proceed based on information that they get from the patient.
So, it’s imperative that you know exactly what to tell your doctor. This will help them to figure out the cause and decide if your back pain is chronic or acute. It can get complicated because the pain may be from the joints or it may be myofascial pain, or even due to an injury.
So, what do you tell your doctor?
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