If you have had back pain for more than 3 months, ask yourself the following questions:
- Did your back pain start when you were aged 40 or under?
- Did your back pain develop gradually?
- Does your back pain improve with exercise?
- Do you find there is no improvement in your back pain when you rest?
- Do you suffer from back pain at night which improves upon getting up?
If you have experienced at least 4 out of the 5 questions given, consult a rheumatologist immediately!