1 Did back pain and stiffness start before your 40th birthday?
2 Did symptoms appear gradually over time?
3 Do you feel better after exercise?
4 Has the pain lasted longer than 3 months?
5 Does your back feel stiff when you wake up?
Did you take this quiz for yourself?
Based on your answers, it looks like your back pain may not be inflammatory. That makes it less likely you have ankylosing spondylitis. It's still important to talk to your doctor to understand what is causing your back pain. Your doctor may recommend that you see a specialist to diagnose and manage your symptoms.
Based on your answers, it looks like your back pain may be inflammatory. There are several causes of inflammatory back pain. For some people, it' s caused by ankylosing spondylitis.
Ask your doctor if you should be referred to a rheumatologist—a specialist most qualified to diagnose and treat ankylosing spondylitis.
Email your results to yourself. Then discuss them with your doctor at your next appointment to understand your symptoms.
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