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Can you trust an MRI for back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints in the modern world. It’s irritating. It’s debilitating. I know from personal experience. But with hindsight, I am grateful I never got an MRI for back pain. In this article, I’ll explain why an MRI for back pain may not be worth your time, money, or […]

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Is back surgery a placebo?

When you’re in pain, you’ll do just about anything to get relief. In today’s system, if you have back pain, you can quickly become a candidate for spinal fusion surgery. This surgeon in Australia makes a strong case that back surgeries are just a very well constructed placebo. In this writeup on lumbar fusion for back […]

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Back surgeries back fire!

This is important for you and those you care about. For those of you who are already fans of Upright Health on Facebook, you may have already seen the original article about what I’m about to talk about (to become a fan and be updated with the latest articles that affect your health go to […]

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Ever woken up with back pain?

Have you ever woken up from a good night’s rest to find your back in miserable spasm?  You can’t turn to the side.  Every step you take is like having someone twist the knife that someone else must’ve jammed into your back while you were sleeping?  In fact, I just had this same experience a […]

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The new world of back pain treatment

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service has issued new guidance for the treatment of back pain.  In short: X-rays and MRI’s should not be used as they make people think they’re in worse condition than they actually are. Ultrasound treatments and steroid injections are not effective. Manual and exercise therapy are effective and should be […]

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