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What Do You Know About Taking Care of Your Back?

Oh, my aching back! Back pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to the doctor's office. But how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care.

1. It’s easy to find the cause of low back pain.
2. Low back pain is a rare problem.
3. Which of the following is NOT used to help diagnose the cause of low back pain?
4. Surgery is the main treatment for low back pain.
5. Which of these is the proper way lift a heavy object?
6. Which position helps your back when you sleep?
7. When sitting down, keep your knees slightly higher than your hips.
Online Medical Reviewer: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 10/19/2013
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