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You need to tell me if your pain is affecting your every day life.

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Your experience of how your pain feels is very important.

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What you have to say is very important for my diagnosis.

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You must tell me if your pain is not getting better.

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There are often other treatment options to try.

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Let me know if your medicine is giving you side effects.

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If your symptoms are not getting better come back and see me.

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If your back pain is the main reason for seeing me, letís stay focussed on that particular problem.

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Use lists or notes to remind you of the important points to cover during your time with me.

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Don't be afraid to ask if you don't understand something.

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Try not to worry, most people recover from back pain over time.

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Back pain can sometimes be due to an underlying health problem, so I might run some other tests as well just to be on the safe side.

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Together we can find the best treatment options for you.

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