Posts Tagged ‘ MRI ’

Think an Injection will help?

July 7, 2014
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Might need to think again. An article in The New York Times has cast uncertainty over the therapeutic value of spinal steroid injections. In a recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine no less, patients were given a plain anaesthetic injection, or the anaesthetic combined with the steroid. Here are a few quotes that summarise the results:…

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Medical Scans – CT and MRI

March 16, 2010
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A couple of articles have surfaced recently which raise more questions on the usefulness of medical scans. Now, don’t get me wrong, they are useful. What we’re talking about here is whether they are used too often (knowing the radiation risk), and whether the findings on scans are as important as they’re made out to…

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School Backpacks

March 2, 2010
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We’ve all wondered what, if any effect they have on kids backs. Now a new study has shown the level of compression kids experience when carrying a heavy backpack. Let’s start by pointing out that this study was only done on 8 children, so we should be careful about generalising these results to everyone. But…

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Can we predict if you will get low back pain?

July 20, 2009
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What they were attempting to do with this study was take a bunch of people who were not suffering low back pain (defined as none in the last 4 months), analyse them, take a series of measures and scans, and then follow them for a few years to see who developed low back pain. They…

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