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Scans rule, don’t they? Patient misbeliefs and misconceptions about spine conditions

Lauren Finestone

Misunderstandings and mistaken beliefs about the diagnosis and management of degenerative conditions in the cervical spine are common and can influence clinical outcomes. This makes effective communication even more important.

A study of patients with degenerative conditions in the cervical spine shows that improving communication between patients, primary physicians and spine surgeons can help manage patients’ expectations and avoid poor decisions when it comes to treatment of degenerative disorders of the spine. About the study  The study surveyed 211 patients with a degenerative condition in the cervical spine and a history of cervical radiculopathy (an...

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Published 29 July, 2022