Too much faith put in imaging for low back pain – Rheuma

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“Key points for patient discussions include: explaining the limited ability of lumbar imaging to locate the source of pain; discussing potential harms of imaging; exploring misperceptions expressed by the patient; and asking the patient to discuss their concerns.”

“for patients with non-specific low back pain (about 95% of presentations in primary care), imaging does not improve outcomes and risks overdiagnosis and overtreatment,”

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https://rheuma.com.au/much-faith-put-imaging-low-back-pain/17848

Too much faith put in imaging for low back pain – Rheuma

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