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Can pain be over treated?

By Admin
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Are MRI scans over diagnosing back pain?golf pain

Professor Peter O’Sullivan of recently discussed the potential over treatment of athletes with back pain.

This can be applied to not just athletes but members of the general public who have ongoing non-traumatic back pain.

Read up on this in more detail here:

But in summary:

  • Don’t rely on scan results alone to diagnose the cause of your pain.
  • Scans are helpful but are not the only tool to assess your pain.
  • Back pain is often linked to any of or a combination of the following, not just injury of tissues:
    • Too high training volumes
    • Sleep deficits
    • Emotional distress
    • Fatigue
    • Performance pressures
    • Fear of pain and poor performance or inability to perform
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