Inflammatory back pain
symptom screener

The inflammatory back pain (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.

1

Did your back pain start before the age of 40?

Yes

No

2

Did your back pain develop gradually?

Yes

No

3

Does your back pain improve with exercise?

Yes

No

4

Does your back pain NOT improve with rest?

Yes

No

5

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.


Tips:Please complete all questions.

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