Catalog item:

Five Ways to be Smart About Back Pain (small poster)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Cards and Posters
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 04/26/2016
Don’t rush to MRIs, CT scans or X-rays. They have risks, cost a lot, and usually won’t help you feel better faster. You’ll only need one of these tests if your pain lasts more than a few weeks or you have certain symptoms. Talk to your doctor to find out if you need one — or if you can just wait to see if you get better with time.