Tag: healthcare costs. mri

An MRI for a lower back pain can be bad medicine; here’s why.

An MRI for a lower back problem can be bad medicine; here’s why. Doctors will tell you that the longer you speak with a patient, they are more likely to tell you what is wrong with them. A thorough lower back history should also include questions about your feet, knees, shoulders and even your neck.  A healthcare provider should also ask about your exercise habits as well as previous episodes of pain. Primary care doctors see many patients with lower back pain which is one of the top 5 conditions seen by primary care.  Chiropractors are seeing a growing number Read More »

Back pain sufferers; why you should treat first and get an MRI only if your condition doesn’t respond.

Back pain sufferers; why you should treat first and get an MRI only if your condition doesn’t respond. Back pain relief at the chiropractors office; usually a short term of treatment at a reasonable cost. MRI of the lower back; anywhere from $700 to $1000. In this day of higher deductibles, which is the better value? Some people have developed a belief that the problem can be quite serious and requires immediate testing such as with an MRI. Many doctors test first, offer medication and then refer later on. Insurance companies, in their effort to reduce the use of these Read More »