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MRI shows problems that may not be causing pain. It is clearly established that a very high percentage of adults - with NO back pain – would have significant problems on an MRI!

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  • MRI – Less than meets the eye!

  • MRI misses significant problems!All of these discs, which are clearly irritated, bloody, and inflamed (swollen) were called normal on MRI!


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  • Put another way MISSES significant pathology in >77% Patients: If you have back pain, and an MRI shows a problem that may explain the pain, it is very possible that the problem on the MRI may NOT be causing your pain!

  • This is because that same problem could be there even if you did not have pain.


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