Can an MRI scan be used to predict back pain?

I get back problems so I want an MRI scan to show me how bad it is and therefore how bad it will get in the future. Is this a true assumption? It does make some sense but can an MRI scan be used to predict back pain?

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  • Simo S, Liisa K, Katariina L, Hannu P, Eero W (2020) Disc Degeneration of Young Low Back Pain Patients: A Prospective 30-Year Follow-up MRI Study. Spine. DOI: 10.1097/brs.0000000000003548.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).