Imaging Tests for Low Back Pain - Is It Necessary?

Many specialists and primary care doctors order x-rays, CT-Scans, and/or MRIs to "see" what is going on with your back before deciding what to do next.

Did you know that this has very little bearing in most cases on the outcome of your care? Did you know that some research shows that those who received MRIs end up having worse outcomes than those who did not? Dr. Brad Cole breaks this down for you - via Cole Pain Therapy Group


  1. Dr. E,
    It's a lot of fun engaging these digital conversations. Thanks for consistently sharing patient-focused, evidence-based information.

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    1. No, I don't know it all, I just know what patients should know about their pain. That would be they should base it on scans very little of the time.


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