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IMAGING Management

Is Early Imaging for Back Pain in Older Adults Necessary?

2015 17 Mar

According to researchers, older adults who had spine imaging within six weeks of a new primary care visit for back pain had pain and disability over the following year that was not different from similar patients who did not undergo early imaging.“Among older adults with a new primary care visit for back pain, early imaging was not associated with better... Read more

IMAGING Management

Back Pain Treatment Varies Despite Published Clinical Guidelines

2013 04 Sep

Management of back pain appears to be variable, despite numerous published clinical guidelines, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, on 29 July. Spinal symptoms are among the most common reasons patients visit a physician and more than 10 percent of visits to primary care physicians relate to back and neck pain. John N. Mafi, M.D.,... Read more

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