Dr. Zappy is going to detail the complete history of your low back pain. He's going to try to understand the exact location to identify exactly where your specific low back pain is coming from. He'll ask questions to identify exactly what the mechanism of injury was and how you developed this low back pain to begin with. Dr. Zappy will address any neurological symptoms you may be having and determine if they're associated with your low back pain or not. Things like numbness, tingling, or weakness, can all be related to pain in the low back. The onset of your symptoms is also important information for Dr. Zappy to know. Knowing how long you've been struggling with low back pain not only allows Dr.Zappy to understand the gravity of your condition, but it will help him understand how it's been effecting your life on a variety of different levels; physically, emotionally, socially, etc. What have you been doing to find relief, is it working, what makes it worse, etc? All of these questions are very important to understanding how to solve this problem. Also, knowing what makes it worse is some of the most valuable information in determining what's wrong with your back. Normal healthy tissue should not hurt during simple movements. If you're doing a normal movement and it's causing you pain, that's not OK. The more information Dr. Zappy has, the better understanding he'll have of your specific and unique low back pain condition.