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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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