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Early scans for back pain add cost but offer little benefit for seniors

Posted March 20, 2015, 8:46 am Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Older adults with new back pain usually end up getting a CT scan or MRI. Thatís often a waste of time and money and has little or no effect on the outcome, according to a new study from the University of Washington. …

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