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Imaging Tests for Lower-Back Pain (NASS)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: North American Spine Society
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 12/10/2017
You may think you need an X-ray, MRI or CT scan to find out what is causing your back pain. But these imaging tests usually don’t help.