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Twenty years of ‘insanity’ in diagnosing underlying clinically relevant cervical dysfunction using traditional MRI

Authors: Anton E. Bowden

Abstract

It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting a different result. Studies dating back several decades [e.g., the article by Boden et al. (1)] have failed to show strong correlation between abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the intervertebral discs and clinical symptoms. Nonetheless, as a group, we keep trying to make the connection, both in the clinic and in the lab.