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El propósito de la revisión es el diagnóstico y tratamiento tempranos. Los exámenes de revisión por lo general se administran a personas sin síntomas presentes, pero que podrían estar en alto riesgo de ciertas enfermedades o condiciones.

Exámenes e Indicaciones de Revisión

No hay exámenes de revisión ni indicaciones de revisión para el dolor en la parte baja de la espalda y ciática.

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Last reviewed December 2014 by Michael Woods, MD

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