Author | John Cowdery, MD

Articles

Lumbar MRIs and Baby Boomers: What Are We Looking For?

April 17, 2013

The ACR's new list of probably unnecessary procedures set this emeritus rheumatologist wondering about another procedure that might be unwarranted: MRI for low back pain or sciatica in an older patient with no red flags. What does it accomplish beyond satisfying curiosity?