PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Lower Back Pain with Imaging Procedures
Why Is This Important?Most cases of low back pain eventually go away without significant medical intervention. The use of imaging procedures in these cases wastes money, needlessly increases exposure to radiation, and can lead to unnecessary surgery. This measure was primarily tabulated to focus further efforts on understanding potential geographic areas of imaging procedure overutilization.
Percentage of Lower Back Pain Claims with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by Utah Small Area (Overall Map), 2011-2013
This map shades each Utah Small Area based on whether the proportion of lower back pain claims with MRI studies is statistically above, below, or similar to the state. To view a detailed map of the Wasatch Front please see MRI by Utah Small Area (Wasatch Map) 2011-2013.