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Back Problems: Do You Need Surgery?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
There are 300,000 spinal fusions every year in the US. Most of the time back pain, regardless of its severity, clears withing about 3 months. There are many alternatives as well that can be added to mainstream approaches to manage back pain that include modalities such as chiropractic, orthopedics, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, bodywork, DMSO, imagery,...

Defensive Medicine in Orthopedics

submitted by: admin on 02/26/2024
A new survey of orthopedics surgeons showed roughly a third of the imaging tests they ordered, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, are meant to protect them from lawsuits rather than for the benefit of the patient.  Defensive medicine, where physicians order diagnostic tests of little benefit largely to protect themselves from lawsuits, are up as high as...

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