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Why Doctors Push Diagnostic Tests You Don’t Need

A paper from the Cana­di­an Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion Jour­nal in 1986 describes the sad overuse of advanced med­ical tech­nol­o­gy, even where it hasn’t proved itself to be use­ful. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Research deepens questions about low back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI’s tak­en of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were pre­scribed inap­pro­pri­ate­ly. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Once Again Research Shows MRIs Not Helpful in Understanding Low Back Pain

Dutch researchers took MRI’s of peo­ple with sci­at­i­ca and com­pared them with MRI’s tak­en one year lat­er. Patients who had had surgery were less like­ly to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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How unnecessary Xrays, mri’s and ct scans make you stupid

Much has been writ­ten about the enor­mous costs and health risks asso­ci­at­ed with unnec­es­sary MRI’s and CT scans. But there’s a third impor­tant rea­son to avoid these tests. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Low Back Pain, Section 1

Here’s what I wish each of my patients — and all low back pain patients every­where — under­stood about low back pain. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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