What to ask your healthcare professional
These questions can help you understand your back pain and get effective relief.
1. If your healthcare professional is recommending medicine, ask the following:
What type of medicine is it?
Could it interfere with any other medicines or supplements I’m taking?
Could it affect any conditions I have?
Could it cause any side effects?
How long should I take it?
What if it doesn’t give me relief?
2. Are there alternative treatments I can try instead of, or in addition to, medicine?
3. Are there things that will make my pain worse? What should I avoid?