Suffering From Back Pain?

Suffering From Back Pain?

Spinal pain & stiffness lasting >3 months in a young adult could be inflammatory if you tick 4 out of 5 boxes :

  • It started before the age of 40.
  • It started slowly: it did not come on suddenly.
  • You have noticed improvement with exercise.
  • There is no improvement with rest
  • You experience pain at night.

This could be inflammatory. Please consult a Rheumatologist for further assessments. Delay can cause long term damage.

Dr. Pravin Patil, Consultant Rheumatologist

MBBS (Mumbai), MRCP (UK), CCST (London)