Dr. Andrew Bidos, Co-founder of CareAxis, gives his opinions about chronic back pain in this Globe & Mail article. Andrew explains that back pain is a human condition that may not be curable but is manageable. Care for back pain is siloed with patients being referred to diagnostic imaging (e.g., MRIs) and specialists, who often can’t do anything for them. The over-referral of patients is resulting in long wait-times for these medical services. The wait leaves patients feeling helpless and anxious and adds to their suffering.
Here is the article.