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Useless Care for Back Pain on the Rise



Physicians are drifting away from evidence-based care for back pain patients and are treating them with growing rates of referrals to surgeons and other doctors and orders for "inappropriate" CT or MRI images, a study shows.



2 comments on "Useless Care for Back Pain on the Rise"
Back Pain HC (10/11/2013 at 3:59 PM)

If you take care of your back, it's more likely to carry you through the day with few complaints.
Susan Park (8/1/2013 at 4:21 PM)

I'm having a hard time with this...I was on NSAIDS for 12 years for back pain, and just in the last 3 on pain meds. My back pain would not be cured by conventional therapy...NSAIDS, rest, physical therapy, steroidal shots....and hasn't been cured by surgery. But to even suggest that surgery not be an accepted treatment really upsets me.....I couldn't walk before I had my surgery, my condition had deteriated so badly. I can walk, albeit still with pain, so I really don't know the answer.....