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Greensboro Physical Therapist says MRI’s are not always necessary.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services increased by approximately 84% from 2004 to 2010 when the physician owned the MRI equipment/facility compared to 12%. This was reported in a recent report by the Government Accountability Office and they concluded that “financial incentives for self-referring providers were likely a major factor driving the increase in referrals.” You…

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“My Back is Killing me, I think I need an MRI.”

I haven’t heard this exact phrase before, but I do have patients that feel that they need an MRI to know exactly what is going on, even after I’ve evaluated and treated them. An MRI, as a routine diagnostic tool for common low back pain, will not tell you why your back hurts, it will…

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Is an MRI necessary if you have Back Pain?

Is an MRI or an X-Ray necessary if you have back pain? No, and most studies show that if you have low back pain and receive an MRI you are more likely to have surgery, and many times surgery does not “fix” your problem. About 30% of the time, more conservative and cost effective treatments…

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