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Oswestry Neck Pain Disability Questionnaire



October 14, 2019
Date of completion

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Please answer each section below by choosing the choice that applies the most to you at this time.

Section 1: Pain Intensity   Section 6: Concentration
I have no pain at the moment.   I can concentrate fully when I want to with no difficulty.
The pain is very mild at the moment.   I can concentrate fully when I want to with slight difficulty.
The pain is moderate at the moment.   I have a fair degree of difficulty in concentrating when I want to.
The pain is fairly severe at the moment.   I have a lot of difficulty in concentrating when I want to.
The pain is very severe at the moment.   I have a great deal of difficulty in concentrating when I want to.
The pain is the worst imaginable at the moment.   I cannot concentrate at all.

Section 2: Personal Care (washing, dressing, etc.)   Section 7: Work
I can look after myself normally without causing extra pain.   I can do as much work as I want to.
I can look after myself normally, but it causes extra pain.   I can only do my usual work, but no more.
It is painful to look after myself; I am slow and careful.   I can do most of my usual work, but no more.
I need some help but manage most of my personal care.   I cannot do my usual work.
I need help every day in most aspects of self-care.   I can hardly do any work at all.
I do not get dressed; I wash with difficulty and stay in bed.   I can't do any work at all.

Section 3: Lifting   Section 8: Driving
I can lift heavy weights without extra pain.   I can drive my car without any neck pain.
I can lift heavy weights, but it gives me extra pain.   I can drive my car as long as I want with slight pain in my neck.
Pain prevents me from lifting heavy weights off the floor, but I can manage if they are conveniently positioned-for example on a table.   I can drive my car as long as I want with moderate pain in my neck.
Pain prevents me from lifting heavy weights, but I can manage light to medium weights if they are conveniently positioned.   I can't drive my car as long as I want because of moderate pain in my neck.
I can lift only very light weights.   I can hardly drive at all because of severe pain in my neck.
I cannot lift or carry anything at all.   I can't drive my car at all.

Section 4: Reading   Section 9: Sleeping
I can read as much as I want to with no pain in my neck.   I have no trouble sleeping.
I can read as much as I want to with slight pain in my neck.   My sleep is slightly disturbed (less than 1 hour sleepless).
I can read as much as I want with moderate neck pain.   My sleep is mildly disturbed (1-2 hours sleepless).
I can't read as much as I want because of moderate neck pain.   My sleep is moderately disturbed (2-3 hours sleepless).
I can hardly read at all because of severe pain in my neck.   My sleep is greatly disturbed (3-5 hours sleepless).
I cannot read at all.   My sleep is completely disturbed (5-7 hours sleepless).

Section 5: Headaches   Section 10: Recreation
I have no headaches at all.   I am able to engage in all my recreation activities with no neck pain at all.
I have slight headaches that come infrequently.   I am able to engage in all my recreation activities, with some pain in my neck.
I have moderate headaches that come infrequently.   I am able to engage in most, but not all of my usual recreation activities because of pain in my neck.
I have moderate headaches that come frequently.   I am able to engage in a few of my recreation activities because of pain in my neck.
I have severe headaches that come frequently.   I can hardly do any recreation activities because of pain in my neck
I have headaches almost all the time.   I can't do any recreation activities at all.


Oswestry Neck Disability Index Score: Benchmark -5 =


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Reference: FRONT RANGE CENTER for BRAIN & SPINE SURGERY, P.C., 1313 Riverside Ave., Ft. Collins, CO 80524, (970) 493-1292