Your health care professional will review your medical history, including any history of fever, cancer, steroid use or recent back injuries. Your doctor then will ask you specific questions about your pain:
Have you had milder episodes of back pain in the past?
Where is your pain located? Is it limited to your back or does it spread into your shoulder, arm, chest, buttock or leg?
When did your pain start? Did it begin when you tried to lift...
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