Inflammatory back pain symptom screener

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The IBP symptom screener is designed to help you and your doctor understand if your back pain may be due to inflammation. Take the test if you have suffered back pain for 3 months or more.

Did your back pain start before the age of 40?

Yes
No

Did your back pain develop gradually?

Yes
No

Does your back pain improve with exercise?

Yes
No

Does your back pain NOT improve with rest?

Yes
No

Do you suffer from back pain at night, which improves after getting up?

Yes
No

Submit your answers and find out whether your back pain is more likely to be inflammatory.

Screener adapted from ASAS IBP criteria: Sieper J et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2009;68:784–788.