Tests vs. Symptoms - which wins?

Dr Mary Wyatt

Is it useful to know the pathology of a wrinkle?

“Tell me about your troubles,” I say.  “It’s my L4 disc,” says the patient. One of the most prestigious journals in the world, The Lancet, published a review of investigations for back pain. The study summarized the findings of research that looked at the outcome for patients with back pain if they had versus did not have immediate lumbar imaging such as x-rays, CT, or MRI scans for the new onset of back ...

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Published 04 May, 2009 | Updated 28 June, 2016