Self Assessment for Spinal Pain
Take a minute to select the appropriate response for each question.
Are there periods in the day when you have no pain? Even 10 minutes? *
1 point
Is the pain confined to areas above the knee or above your elbow? *
1 point
Have you had more than one episode of low back pain or neck pain over the past few months or years? *
1 point
Do you feel worse during or immediately after prolonged bending or stooping; as in making beds, vacuuming, gardening, etc? *
1 point
Do you feel worse when sitting for prolonged periods or on rising from the sitting position, ie after watching TV or working on the computer? *
1 point
Do you associate your pain with any one particular activity but are generally pain free when not engaged in this activity? *
1 point
Do you feel worse when inactive and better when on the move? *
1 point
Does your low back feel better when lying face down? (You may feel worse for a minute before the pain subsides, in that case the answer is yes.) *
1 point
Does your low back pain feel better when you are walking? *
1 point
Scoring Interpretation
In Michigan you can go directly to Physical Therapy without needing a prescription from your physician.

If you scored 4/9 or higher (by answering yes to more than 4 questions), the chances of gaining benefit from The McKenzie Method® is very good - contact us today (https://grandhavenpt.com/contact/). If your score is 3/9 or lower (by answering yes to 3 or fewer questions) a specialized assessment from a clinician trained and certified in the McKenzie Method® is needed to determine whether, and how you would benefit. Contact us with above link. (Content of this quiz is intellectual property of McKenzie Institute International http://www.mckenzieinstitute.org)

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