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Saw doctor yesterday. Recurring lower back pain. Referred for MRI and physiotherapist. Is that enough?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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In brief: Not necessarily

This is the approach of your average dr. It is not my approach nor the approach of many osteopathic physicians who can perform hands-on tests & diagnose many back problems with their hands, & treat them right there in the office.
Physiotherapy is a 'shotgun' approach often used when a dr. Is unable to diagnose an actual cause. It is better to determine the actual cause, if possible, then treat it.

In brief: Not necessarily

This is the approach of your average dr. It is not my approach nor the approach of many osteopathic physicians who can perform hands-on tests & diagnose many back problems with their hands, & treat them right there in the office.
Physiotherapy is a 'shotgun' approach often used when a dr. Is unable to diagnose an actual cause. It is better to determine the actual cause, if possible, then treat it.
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