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Owensboro Health Online Health Encyclopedia
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    Causes of Back Pain
    What's Causing Your Pain?

    Take the Back Pain Assessment to determine your next steps.

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    Caring for your Back Pain
    Are you managing your Back Pain?

    Learn about therapy, medications, injections, and self care.

    Get ANSWERS
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    Surgical Procedures for Back Pain
    Considering Back Surgery?
    Take the Back Surgery Decision Aid
    to determine if surgery is right for you. TAKE THE ASSESSMENT
  • Welcome To The
    Low Back Pain Assessment
    Now may be a good time to learn more about your low back pain and the ways it may be treated.

    Take just 3 minutes to answer a few questions. At the end, you will receive a personal profile about your back pain and how you can begin to approach this problem.

    But remember, this information does not replace talking with your health care provider about your symptoms and how to treat them.

    Get started
  • Welcome To The
    Back Surgery Decision Aid

    Back surgery may or may not be the right choice for you. Only careful discussion with your doctor can help you decide.

    This Decision Aid will lead you through five steps. Some of these steps will begin with a few questions. You can then read and learn about back surgery, based on the answers you have given.

    As you read, ask yourself these questions:

    • How severe are my symptoms?
    • How are my symptoms affecting my life?
    • Have I looked into all the non-surgery treatments?
    • Do I understand what I can expect from surgery?
    • Do these outcomes match up with what I hope expect from surgery?

    You may print out your personal report and bring it to your health care provider, if you wish.

    Get started
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