Welcome to the Inside Radiology, a primary care perspective podcast where we bring you expert insights and discussions on the topic of radiology as it relates to primary care practice. In today's episode, we delve into the world of back pain, a very common condition faced by primary care physicians and patients, and the role of imaging in its diagnosis and management.
I'm your host, Dr. D'Arcy Little, a radiologist who has also practiced in primary care. And today our guest is Dr. Hamilton Hall, a well-known spine surgeon and well-known educator on this topic of back pain. Together, we'll attempt to shed light on what primary care physicians should know when treating patients with back pain and help to navigate the complexities of ordering tests if needed in this condition.
Let's dive in. So, as we all know, low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. And it's the second most common symptom related reason for seeking care from a primary care physician. And despite increasing spending on health care services, patient outcomes really have not improved overall and global disability has not improved overall and in fact continues to increase over time from this condition.
Dr. Hall, we welcome you today to help us discuss this topic.
Welcome to Inside Radiology: A Primary Care Perspective podcast! I'm Dr. D'Arcy Little, your host. As a community radiologist and former family physician, I'm passionate about empowering primary care doctors with the knowledge and insights they need. With my unique perspective, I aim to bridge the gap between primary care and radiology, presenting the complexities of radiology in a way that resonates with you. My goal is to equip you with tools to enhance patient care and decision-making. Join me on this educational journey as we explore the world of radiology, tailored for primary care physicians like you. Together, let's elevate primary care radiology.