Thank you for taking the time to answer our back pain quiz.

You have answered yes to one or more of the questions in our back pain quiz. If these symptoms interfere with your normal activities, it is time to see your doctor. If you leave the condition untreated, permanent nerve and muscle damage can occur in some cases. It is advised that you seek medical attention to rule out any underlying diseases that can cause back pain. Medical history, a physical exam, and other related tests are the only way to diagnose what is causing your back pain.

Back pain can be due to getting older or poor physical fitness. Those that are overweight can stress the back and induce pain. Jobs that lift, push, or pull while twisting your spine may also cause back pain. And jobs that have you sitting at a desk or computer all day can contribute to back pain. Finally, smokers tend to have more back pain due to reduced nutrients to the disks, as well as problems caused during coughing.

The doctors and staff here at Athens Brain & Spine care about our patients and hope that they lead long healthy lives. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (706) 475-1870.