Diagnosing

Osteoarthritis

The presence of osteoarthritic changes can be observed with standard x-rays or MRI scans.  However, these techniques are unable to identify the location or presence of pain.

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References


Borenstein DG, Wiesel SW, Boden SD: Low Back and Neck Pain: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Management. 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 2004.