X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans-Radiologists Love Them, But They're Usually Bunk!
We've known for decades that spinal x-rays, MRIs and CT scans add very little information about back pain.
They most often DON'T tell doctors whether the pain is coming from the spine or from disc, arthritic or bone disease. (Though they MAY reveal if the problem can be fixed with a chiropractic adjustment.)
Research also shows that, if back pain is present, radiologists tend...