Lower Back Pain Quiz

Lower Back Pain Quiz

By |2018-11-04T11:32:48+00:00January 31st, 2013|Causes of Low Back Pain, Diagnosing Low Back Pain, General|Comments Off on Lower Back Pain Quiz

There are so many myths around lower back pain; find out how knowledgeable you are with our True or False Quiz…  Get yourself a piece of paper and a pen, and write down numbers 1-12, and answer T or F for each one (answers are at the bottom – no peaking!).

1. If you saw a disc problem on your MRI you’d at least be certain of the cause of your back pain?

2. An X-Ray will show you what’s causing your back pain?

3. A scoliosis (twist in the spine) has to be severe before it is strongly related to back pain?

4. People over 60 get more back pain than younger people?

5. “Correct” lifting decreases the risk of injury to the lower back?

6. People who are fitter experience less low back pain?

7. Back pain runs in families?

8. Half of all older people who have no back pain have “spinal stenosis” (narrowing of the spinal canal) on MRI?

9. Most low back pain is due to lifting injury?

10. The clearest thing about dealing with low back pain is how important it is to stay active?

11. “Manipulation” doesn’t help low back pain?

12. The guy who compiled this quiz doesn’t know what he’s talking about?

If you’d like more answers on lower back pain, give us a ring!  Let me know in the comments section how you got on; anything above 8 is damn good!


1. F     2. F     3. T    4. F     5. F    6.  T      7. T      8. T      9. F     10. T    11. F    12. F!!!

Look out for the next blog post explaining all the answers.

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.