Check out these thoughts on MRI findings!
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"Great post by adammeakins, too good not to repost. There is too much emphasis on what an MRI reports reads. I have discussions regularly with patients that their MRI is only one piece of the puzzle.⠀ ・・・⠀ 🚇MRI’s🔬⠀ .⠀ There is a common belief by many patients and healthcare professionals that an MRI scan will definitively tell them what is causing their pain.⠀ .⠀ However, its just not this easy and sometimes MRI scans can lead to more problems than they solve.⠀ .⠀ The big problem with MRIs and all other scans is the high variability in the interpretation of what is seen on them⠀ .⠀ This study highlights this with ONE patient with stable but chronic low back pain having 10 different scans at 10 different centres within 3 weeks.⠀ .⠀ The results of these 10 scans highlighted 49 different problems, yet NOT ONE of these findings was reported on all 10 scans .⠀ Whats one radiologists facet joint arthropathy is another’s normal age related changes. Whats one radiologists disc herniation is another’s degenerative disc disease… etc etc!⠀ .⠀ This is not to say MRIs or other scans are useless or should never be used. .⠀ In the presence of serious or sinister signs and symptoms MRIs and other radiology tests are invaluable to help make fast accurate diagnosis and quick treatment.⠀ .⠀ However without any of these serious or sinister signs or symptoms MRIs can and do lead to over and misdiagnosis.⠀ .⠀ It has to be remembered that scans are there to exclude the worst of the worst, when it comes to everything else they can NOT and do NOT tell us where pain is coming from."⠀ ⠀ Reposted with @plannthat⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #BEFitPhysicalTherapy #BEFitBEWell #ChoosePT #UpperValleyPT #UpperValleyVTNH #UpperValley #MyDailyUV #DailyUV #HanoverNH #WhiteRiverJunctionVT #myherecast