Imaging and the Lumbar Spine, What Does it Tell us?
August 16, 2017
"There is evidence that asymptomatic findings are the norm with imaging and may not be predictive in the development or prognosis of LBP..."
"Traditionally, a pathoanatomical approach has been used in medicine in order to guide treatment intervention; a specific pathology is identified and based on this disease a specific treatment intervention is implemented. It has been estimated that 65-80% of the population will experience at least one episode of low back pain (LBP)1, and unfortunately, there is evidence we are unable to accurately identify the specific cause for the vast majority of these patients2."