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Will back pain usually require x-rays?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Eventually

Basic primary care treatment of back pain is usually anti-inflammatories and rest.
For cases of continuing pain and/or leg pain/weakness/numbness, then imaging studies such as x-rays may be required.

In brief: Eventually

Basic primary care treatment of back pain is usually anti-inflammatories and rest.
For cases of continuing pain and/or leg pain/weakness/numbness, then imaging studies such as x-rays may be required.
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