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Back pain

In a few minutes the symptom check will give you personal and reliable information about your back pain symptoms. You will know:

  • 1 How serious your back pain symptoms are..
  • 2 If you need to see a doctor & what you have to watch out for.
  • 3 What you can do to get rid of your back pain complaint.
  • 4 What the doctor would think of first.

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General information about back pain

Backpain can range from annoying to very intense. Most of the time the pain is caused by pain in the muscles or joints and tendons. Eventhough this can be quite painful, it often isn’t dangerous, but sometimes it can be important to contact a doctor. do the symptom check to get personal information about your back pain complaints.

Other symptoms with back pain

Other symptoms that you experience together with a back pain are:

– Radiating pain
– Muscle weakness
– Fever
– Trouble or pain urinating

Causes of back pain

Backpain can be caused by caused by several different things, most commonly by common acute back pain or back pain caused by chronic strain. Usually in adults, it can also be caused by a hernia and in women it’s sometimes caused by bladder infection.

Knowing what to do when you have back pain

It is important to know what you can do yourself to get rid of back pain and when it is important to contact a doctor. So do the symptom check; you answer questions about your symptoms, like (radiating) back pain, fever, muscle weakness, fever, trouble or pain urinating et cetera, and you will get a personal result within a few minutes, explaining everything about your complaints!

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or read more about:
Common acute back pain
Back pain caused by chronic strain
Bladder infection
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Answer all the questions as best as possible. It is possible to change your answers at the end of the check.

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What is bothering you?

Click on one or more symptoms from the list.

How old are you?

Click on one of the answers. Then click on 'Next step'

What is your gender?

Click on one of the answers

How sick do you feel?

Click on a number between 0 (not sick or no pain) and 10 (Extremely sick or extreme pain) that describes how you feel.

How worried are you?

Click on a number between 0 (not worried) and 10 (Extremely worried) that describes how worried you are.

How long have you had back pain?

Can you find a position which makes your pain less intense?

Do you have any pain in your abdomen?

Do you feel clammy, cold and sweaty?

Does it hurt when you urinate?

Do you have any trouble urinating?

Does it for example feel that some urine is left in the bladder after finishing urination

When did you last urinate?

Do you have a fever?

Measure your temperature and indicate how high your fever is.

Do you have the feeling your muscles aren’t working properly?

For example do you have trouble standing up from a chair?

Do you have a numb feeling, or loss of feeling in your buttocks, thighs or genitalia?

For example when you run your finger nails across the inside of your thigh, does it feel differently than it normally does?

Does the pain radiate to your legs or knees?

This could be all the time or only when caused by putting pressure on the abdomen through pushing, coughing, laughing or sneezing

Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis?

Have you had an accident recently?

This can be a traffic accident or hurting your back falling down