Diagnosing Back Pain
Your specialist will begin to diagnose back pain by asking a few questions and asking for the patient to describe the type of pain using a scale. They will often ask how long the pain has been present for and that can often help to determine whether they back pain is something that will disappear on its own or if it requires further treatment.
A physical examination will be given and this will check for movement, muscular pain or whether the problem is related to the spine. In some cases, patients are sent for an x-ray or an MRI scan, in order t determine where the problem is as well as its severity.