Catalog item:

Back Pain Tests and Treatments (AAPM&R)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 03/06/2016
Back pain is a common reason to see a doctor. And there are many different tests and treatments for back pain. Some of them may not be right for you. That’s why it is important to talk to your doctor. Here are some things to consider before you have any tests or treatments.