10. Getting an MRI-Scan or X-Ray for Your Back Pain? – Listen to This First!

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Valentin Rosegger

I am a physiotherapist based in Vienna, Austria with a special interest in chronic low back pain. After having toured as a musician and having worked as a journalist for national television broadcasting I studied to become a physiotherapist, following my families footsteps in the world of medicine. I have a background in clinical research and have been a freelance physiotherapist in my own practice since 2013.

My own personal experience with chronic low back pain developed after spending three months in a wheelchair after undergoing knee surgery.

This resulted in several years of debilitating low back pain for me. However, I finally managed to turn the corner through a combined treatment program and I now live and work without limitations. My mission is to help you rethink your life with chronic pain and guide you through the existing information and research, therefore assisting you in your own personal recovery process.



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04/08/19

Most of typical imaging (making an mri, ct or xray) findings of people with LBP are part of normal aging and are not related to back pain. Using these images to explain your pain without an accurate examination and a carefully guided clinical history interview, is not supported by current scientific evidence! 

Clinical guidelines say imaging should be avoided unless signs that raise suspicion for a serious underlying condition like malignancy, spinal fracture, infection of the spine, or cauda equina syndrome are present. Why? To put it simple: People with no LBP can have worse mri´s, ct`s or xray´s  than people with LBP. So getting an xray, ct or mri not only will not help you (in 99%) in treating your back pain but there are even studies that suggest that having an mri can make things worse for people with LBP! 

Listen to the podcast on www.mybackrecovery.com or via iTunes.

09/04/17

Stress Management as a Top Priority in Your Rehabilitation Process
+ great resources for free to get you started

Through relaxation you can break the vicious circle of pain and stress. This podcast takes you through some easy to learn methods of relaxation, helping it to become part of your daily life and improving your wellbeing. It also looks at the supporting scientific evidence, examining why meditation should be an integral component in your recovery.

Listen to the podcast on www.mybackrecovery.com or via the iTunes store.

05/12/17

Goal-setting can support your recovery from back pain and lead you to a better quality of life. Part 2 of this episode shows you proven techniques that help you in achieving what you aim for.

+ download your personal goal-setting sheet for free!!!

listen to the podcast on iTunes or on www.mybackrecovery.com

04/16/17

Goal-setting is an integral part of your rehabilitation. Learn how to use goal-setting theory to support your recovery and lead you to a better quality of life.

Part 1 of this episode examines what you should be aiming for in your recovery and why this is important.

  • Increase physical activity
  • improve quality of sleep
  • manage stress and promote relaxation

should be top priorities in your rehabilitation.

listen to the podcast on iTunes or on www.mybackrecovery.com

12/19/16

Have a great X-MAS holiday training experience!

two classic exercises - all details explained on video!!!

Getting an MRI-Scan or X-Ray for Your Back Pain? – Listen to This Podcast First!

04/08/19

Most of typical imaging (making an mri, ct or xray) findings of people with LBP are part of normal aging and are not related to back pain. Using these images to explain your pain without an accurate examination and a carefully guided clinical history interview, is not supported by current scientific evidence! 

Clinical guidelines say imaging should be avoided unless signs that raise suspicion for a serious underlying condition like malignancy, spinal fracture, infection of the spine, or cauda equina syndrome are present. Why? To put it simple: People with no LBP can have worse mri´s, ct`s or xray´s  than people with LBP. So getting an xray, ct or mri not only will not help you (in 99%) in treating your back pain but there are even studies that suggest that having an mri can make things worse for people with LBP! 

Listen to the podcast on www.mybackrecovery.com or via iTunes.

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Discover the Potential of Powerful Relaxation Techniques

09/04/17

Stress Management as a Top Priority in Your Rehabilitation Process
+ great resources for free to get you started

Through relaxation you can break the vicious circle of pain and stress. This podcast takes you through some easy to learn methods of relaxation, helping it to become part of your daily life and improving your wellbeing. It also looks at the supporting scientific evidence, examining why meditation should be an integral component in your recovery.

Listen to the podcast on www.mybackrecovery.com or via the iTunes store.

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Setting Goals to Boost Your Recovery from Back Pain - Part 2

05/12/17

Goal-setting can support your recovery from back pain and lead you to a better quality of life. Part 2 of this episode shows you proven techniques that help you in achieving what you aim for.

+ download your personal goal-setting sheet for free!!!

listen to the podcast on iTunes or on www.mybackrecovery.com

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Setting Goals to Boost Your Recovery from Back Pain - Part 1

04/16/17

Goal-setting is an integral part of your rehabilitation. Learn how to use goal-setting theory to support your recovery and lead you to a better quality of life.

Part 1 of this episode examines what you should be aiming for in your recovery and why this is important.

  • Increase physical activity
  • improve quality of sleep
  • manage stress and promote relaxation

should be top priorities in your rehabilitation.

listen to the podcast on iTunes or on www.mybackrecovery.com

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Strength Training for People with Low Back Pain

12/19/16

Have a great X-MAS holiday training experience!

two classic exercises - all details explained on video!!!

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