The false truths of imaging the spine

Did you know an MRI of your spine can be extremely misleading?

If you take people without back pain and put them through a CT scan and MRI, you get some surprising results.

37% of 20 year olds,
80% of 50 year olds,
96% of 80 year olds … have “disc degeneration”

and

30% of 20 year olds,
60% of 50 year olds,
84% of 80 year olds … have “disc bulges”

It turns out that some of these changes are just a normal part of the ageing process. If your MRI says something scary, do not be afraid! Come and see one of our Physiotherapists by making an appointment online at http://www.phase4performance.com.au or calling us on 1300 898 414 and speak to one of our friendly administration team.

Simon Carlton | Performance Physiotherapist

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