With Only 15% Of Patients Accurately Diagnosed, Time for New Approach to Back Pain

2014-12-17 07.49.35 amAs sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler will soon reveal in his new book UPRISE, it is indeed time for a new type of diagnosis in back care.

A Who's Who of experts in spinal problems and back pain, led in consultation with Sam W. Wiesel, MD, agree, as discussed in this report titled Is It Time for a New Type of Diagnosis in Back Care, from The Back Letter, a monthly newsletter published for healthcare professionals, leading with this provocative question:

Is following statement true or false? A scientific approach to the evaluation of back pain will usually lead to a precise diagnosis and specific treatment.

As anyone...in the back pain...field knows, that statement is clearly false.

The report goes on to say:

The diagnosis of back pain is an exercise in frustration. Back problems result in an accurate and valid diagnosis in only a small minority of cases - less than 15%, according to most estimates.

Read the full story in The Back Letter.

Watch for Dr. Wheeler's book UPRISE – and his breakthrough diagnosis for low back pain – in early 2015.

 

 

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