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“Inappropriate imaging for low back pain can cause harm in three ways: Misinterpretation of results by clinicians resulting in unhelpful advice, needless subsequent investigations (downstream testing) and invasive interventions, including surgery; Misinterpretation of results by patients resulting in catastrophisation, fear and avoidance of movement and activity, and low expectations of recovery; Side effects such as exposure to radiation.”
“Problems associated with excessive imaging for low back pain are well recognised and useful evidence-based guidelines have been developed to help clinicians determine when investigation is appropriate. However, currently, 42% of patients with low back pain receive an X-ray, CT or MRI within 1 year of diagnosis, and of these, 80% receive imaging within 1 month of presentation.”
“The uptake of imaging guidelines is likely to be similarly insufficient among the sports medicine community, where lumbar imaging is frequently used.”
B.Darlow, et al
It is time to stop causing harm with inappropriate imaging for low back pain
British Journal Of Sports Medicine -Volume 57 #5 — March 2017
“These media reports highlight the problem of back pain in sport. From the reports it would appear that athletes’ back symptoms are serious and linked to structural damage. Athletes appear to be managed with rest or limiting training and competition, early referral for advanced imaging that often leads to invasive treatments and a requirement that symptoms settle before full sporting participation can resume. Such an approach to management contradicts current guidelines for back pain.”
Why are back pain guidelines left on the sidelines? Three myths appear to be guiding management of back pain in sport
British Journal Of Sports Medicine — November 2016 – Volume 50 #21
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