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Low Back Pain Treatment Based On MRI Findings

Lower back pain is widespread in our population and is commonly believed to be benign and self-limiting. However, debilitating pain and severe paresthesia can affect daily livings if the lower back pain is not treated correctly. A detailed history and examination of the patient are required to assess the lower back condition of the patient. MRI of the lumbar spine may be needed in some instances for the health care practitioner to differentiate severe spinal pathology from non-specific low back pain.

MRI of the lumbar spine is needed to rule out severe pathology when “red flag” findings are present during the assessment of the patient. Lower back pain with radicular leg pain or other significant signs and symptoms may require imaging to rule out severe spinal pathology. Disc herniation or slip-disc and degenerative disc disease are the most common causes of lower back pain. These findings can be easily located and localized on an MRI of the lumbar spine. Other underlying severe conditions of the spine include trauma, cauda equina syndrome, progressive neurologic deficit, infection, and malignancy. We can treat these two conditions with conservative management.

The patient’s history or the mechanism of injury with a detailed assessment of the lower back is needed to determine if further spine imaging is required. The health care practitioner should evaluate if an X-ray, CT scan, MRI of the spine, or other imaging or laboratory test is needed to assess the condition further. 

To conclude, MRI is the best diagnostic test for low back pain. Chiropractic SPecialty Center®, we provide evidence-based neck pain, back pain, and slipped disc treatments based on your MRI findings. Get personalized spine care by contacting us today.

For more information or inquiries about slip disc treatment in Malaysia, please get in touch with us at 03-2093 1000.

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