“Medical imaging such as x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs can be very valuable for identifying serious medical conditions such as broken bones. However, once serious problems have been ruled out by a doctor, minor findings are of no value in helping explain the vast majority of aches and pains. Not only are the majority of imaging results not helpful, studies support that they are even harmful form a psychological point of view. Several studies have shown that those who are told of “abnormal” (though irrelevant) findings on their medical imaging have more doctor’s visits, longer lasting pain, more disability, and a lower sense of well-being.”
The excerpt above is from a poster, formerly known as the VOMIT poster (Victim of Medical Imaging Technology), created by our first guest – Dr. Bahram Jam.
Dr. Bahram Jam is a physical therapist, founder and director of Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and author of The Pain Truth…And Nothing But!
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