MRI for nerve root compression/sciatica?

Latest guidelines from our local hospital have some useful pointers for when to refer for MRI and when not to:

Radicular thoracic pain should be referred for MRI. Sciatica, however, probably not – if <6/52 then wait and see, and if >6/52 refer to pain clinic or orthopaedic services.

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