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Early imaging for back pain in older adults not associated with better outcomes

Early imaging for back pain in older adults not associated with better outcomes
June 30, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Early imaging of older adults who visited their primary care physicians for new back pain may not lead to better treatment and may be a waste of resources, according to study findings.

“Among older adults going to a primary care physician for new back pain, early imaging was not associated with better outcomes in terms of disability, pain, or quality of life, but was associated with greater resource utilization,” Richard A. Deyo, MD, said at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting.

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