This article presents excellent evidence about the overuse of surgery and even the overuse of MRI and Xrays for low back pain with no myotome impact (ie reflexes are intact, motor function normal) and not even any referred pain into the leg.
Have a read in order to become a more discerning consumer of healthcare.
Start to demand evidenced based medicine and rehabilitation in all cases for your back pain and injury.
Employers need to also start to demand more of medical providers in their handling of employees with low back pain and MSI’s.
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Read more about this topic in both the Carswell.com Return to Work Compliance Toolkit by Jane Sleeth and
Neck and Back Pain Prevention & Treatment also with Carswell by Jane Sleeth, Author, Ergonomic Consultant and Physiotherapist