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This doctor believes routine MRI’s of painful joints as we age is not helpful; however, a good exam can help you get out of pain at a lower cost.

This doctor believes routine MRI’s of painful joints as we age is not helpful; however, a good exam can help you get out of pain at a lower cost. Years ago, if we wanted to order an MRI scan, we wrote a prescription for the test and the patient would go.  At the time an MRI scan was the most sensitive test available to evaluate a joint or an area of the body. Most of this MRI scan offered inconclusive results and were very expensive.   Today, insurance carriers require doctors to pre-certify these expensive tests because too many tests were Read More »