Webinar recording — X-ray visions of doom: Why radiology results can hinder back pain self-management

Dr Mary Wyatt

Dr Wyatt discusses the rise in spinal radiology over the last 30 years and the harms that come with it.

For the last 30 years back pain guidelines have counselled against the use of routine scans for people with back pain. Yet the opposite has occurred — the level of spinal radiology has increased over this period. We have long recognised the problems associated with medicalising everyday health conditions. Human conditions are interpreted as medical problems that require medical treatment, without net benefit to patients. Treating practitio...

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