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Low Back Pain Pathway

Get your tests

Most people do not need any tests—such as x-ray, CT scan, or MRI—for low back pain. Having these tests does not usually affect your treatment.

Your healthcare provider will only order these or other tests to rule out another health condition or if tests are needed to plan your specific treatment.

Low back pain pathway map

Low Back Pain Pathway

Download or print the full patient pathway (PDF) and summary (one-page PDF) to learn more about how to manage and treat low back pain.
Patient Pathway      Summary  ​​​​​​​​

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