Researchers note the "bad discs" seen on MRI has led to “false positive” misdiagnosis, suggesting that “many of these abnormalities are trivial, harmless, and irrelevant, so they have been recently dubbed incidentalomas,” and “they are likely to lead to more tests, patient anxiety, and perhaps even unnecessary surgery.”
In 2011, North Carolina Blue Cross/Blue Shield said it
will no longer pay for disc fusion if the sole criterion is an abnormal disc.
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to Drugs, Shots & Spine Surgery.
Guidelines now recommend:
Chiropractic care first;
drugs, shots, & surgery last.
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1. RA Deyo and DL Patrick, Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises (2002):191.