Imaging for Low Back Pain

Don’t perform advanced imaging (eg, MRI) of the spine within the first 6 weeks in patients with nonspecific acute low back pain in the absence of red flags.

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Choosing Wisely Topic: Imaging for Low Back Painview more button

Choosing Wisely Handout: Imaging for Low Back Pain

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Article: R-SCAN: Imaging for Low Back Pain

 Hom J, et al. JACR November 2016.view more button

ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Low Back Painview more button

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Choosing Wisely Handout: Bed Rest and Low Back Pain

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Podcast: A discussion on ordering imaging exams for low back pain

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Choosing Wisely Video: Patient with Low Back Pain Requests an MRIview more button

Presentation: Optimal Approach to Imaging for Low Back Pain

Richamn, I and Smeraglio A. Stanford School of Medicine.view more button

ACP High Value Care Resources for Patients

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Imaging Order Simulation: Selecting the best imaging exam for low back pain

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Presentation: When to Image Based on Choosing Wisely® and ACR Appropriateness Criteria® -- Low Back Pain view more button

 

Patient-Friendly Appropriateness Criteria Summary

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A series of papers in Lancet on low back pain address the issues around the disorder, call for recognition of the disability associated with the disorder and the removal of harmful practices.

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