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Episode 310: Back pain – taking a stab at the evidence – PART II

In episode 310, Mike and James continue looking at the evidence around back pain and focus on imaging. Unnecessary early imaging not only does nothing but makes things worse. Explaining things to patients seems to be as successful as imaging. When it comes to appropriate imaging red flags are key. At the end of the podcast Mike and James end up waving a white flag in frustration with the evidence.

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Episode 309: Back pain – taking a stab at the evidence

In episode 309, Mike and James set-off on a series of podcasts looking at the evidence around back pain from a diagnosis, imaging and treatment perspective. In this podcast we talk about issues associated with pain studies and start to look at the evidence around imaging. At the end we realise this entire area is a pain that emanates from a place just a bit lower than the back.

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