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About 5 years ago an acquaintance told me he went to see his primary care doc about his mild back pain. I was blown away that his doctor ordered x-rays and an MRI. From where I sat in that conversation, those films were unnecessary. It was obvious to me that he either had a muscle imbalance, which is often easily remedied with exercise or good quality spinal alignment methods, or he had a very mild muscle strain.
But someone from the conventional medical establishment might argue that the tests were necessary. Were they? If not, when are diagnostic imaging tests really warranted? My new article Are Diagnostic Imaging Tests Really Necessary? answers those questions.