Brainscans for funsies and profit

If you go to your doc for a headache or migraine, don’t be surprised if he offers you a brain scan. Don’t be further surprised when it show nothing wrong. One out of eight doctor visits for headaches or migraines end up with a brain scan to the tune of about 1 plus billion extra dollars spent each year, according to the latest JAMA article. Even though national guidelines specifically discourage brain scans for headache and migraine complaints, these expensive, toxic, cancer-causing MRI and CT scans for headaches have continually risen – blamed of course on “patient demand”.  Research shows that as low as 1% of these scans find any problem in the brain that might be to blame and many of those issues never even pose a serious threat or require immediate treatment.

Your brainscan could be a brainscam...

Your brainscan could be a brainscam…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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