My GP doctor has given me a referral for an X Ray. He has not given me a referral for an MRI though as he cannot authorise one. He has given me a referral to a specialist to ask them. I think he sent me to the wrong type of specialist.
I am tossing up whether to get an X Ray in the meantime though. But I am getting the sense that Xrays are quite useless. I am tossing up whether the radiation exposure and cancer risk is worth it. So I am wondering how many of you have managed to get your conditions properly assessed just by X Ray? Or have you all only discovered the proper information from and MRI?
My details are here http://www.spine-health.com/forum/pain/lower-back-pain/unknown-pain-cause