Health — 25 March 2013

512px-Big_MRIBy Richard Lenti

It’s not uncommon for doctors to order magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests for patients complaining of back pain, headaches and other health problems.

But according to a study by Canadian researchers published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, most MRI’s ordered by doctors for lower back pain are inappropriate or of questionable value. Family doctors are more likely to order unnecessary MRI tests than other specialists.

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Richard Lenti

Richard Lenti has worked as a news writer for the last 20 years at various television stations in Los Angeles. He is a Golden Mike winner and a graduate of California State University, Fresno. With roots in print journalism, Richard is excited to be “published” once again; having people read his work as opposed to having it read to them. As a freelance writer his work has appeared in the Easy Reader, L.A. Jazz Scene, Irrigation and Green Industry, and the KCAL 9 Online website.

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