Did you know that getting an MRI scan is usually a bad idea for people with chronic pain?

A picture paints a thousand words. On that basis, getting an MRI scan or x-ray if you have chronic musculoskeletal pain must surely be a good idea – right? Wrong! It is clear that most people with chronic pain neither need, nor benefit from, advanced imaging like MRI scans. This short video summarises why scans are a bad idea for most people with low back pain, and the same can be said for almost all chronic musculoskeletal pain.

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