Back pain is one of the most common complaints in the modern world. It’s irritating. It’s debilitating. I know from personal experience. But with hindsight, I am grateful I never got an MRI for back pain.
In this article, I’ll explain why an MRI for back pain may not be worth your time, money, or energy.
We’re in a unique position as personal trainers because a lot of our clients get an MRI for back pain (as well as x-rays) before coming to see us for their training (and after rest and perfunctory physical therapy doesn’t do much to help).
We have seen a ton of clients with back pain get better with smart training and gradual relearning of better...