As a health-care provider, it is imperative that we have a standard means to assess our patients’ level of pain and disability. These Disability Indexes have become two of the principal condition-specific outcome measures used in the management of spinal disorders.
The questionnaires are designed to help us better understand how your pain affects your ability to manage everyday activities. You are asked to complete the questionnaire before your first appointment and mark the box that most closely describes your present-day situation.
You may also be asked to complete this again following your course of treatment for progress comparison.