The MIL index has potential utility in patient assessment and treatment evaluation. The MIL index provides the clinician with a quick assessment of the Mechanical or Inflammatory component of non-specific Low Back Pain. Here are some phrases that people commonly use to describe themselves. Please read each phrase and tick the box for each sentence that indicates a characteristic of your back pain on most occasions. There are no right or wrong answers.
The scale is based upon normal reference values as a standardized scores. In this way the final total or combined score is on a five-point distribution from ‘Low’ to ‘High’ Risk of Inflammation or Mechanical Component of the MIL index or a stratification of the severity.