Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors

March 17, 2015 4:00 PM

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TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most current guidelines suggest that when seniors report new back pain to their primary care physician they should quickly be sent for diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRIs.

But a new study suggests that early imaging may actually be a waste of both time and money.

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