Labs and Diagnostic Tests Center

Diagnosing the exact cause of your chronic pain can be a long, challenging process. That's because there usually isn't one test that can definitively point to what's causing your pain. Our Labs and Diagnostics Tests Center explains the most common tests used to help diagnose pain.

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X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, Blood Tests, and Nerve Tests
Lab and diagnostic tests for chronic pain can’t always provide a clear diagnosis because pain is such a multi-faceted issue. Article explains most common tests, including x-rays, MRIs, and nerve tests used to help diagnose the cause of chronic pain.

It's important to know the health risks associated with over-the-counter medication. Here's what you should know to protect yourself and still get the pain relief you need.

New survey reveals 1 in 5 Americans don't consider safety factors when choosing OTC pain medication, putting themselves at risk of harmful effects. Here's what you need to know.

An estimated 100,000 Americans have sickle cell disease, an inhertied condition that shortens the life cycle—and deforms the shape—of normal red blood cells. Severe pain results as the body struggles to replace them.

During a crisis, people who have sickle cell disease experience severe pain as the body struggles to replace mutated red blood cells with healthy, new ones. Read this patient's account of life with unpredictable pain.
From diagnosis to daily life with chronic pain. One family's struggle with juvenile idiopathic arthritic (JIA).

Take a long, hard look at what you’re putting into your mouth! What you eat could actually be causing your aches and pains.

More evidence that the unhealthy diet favored by people living in the west is linked to chronic pain and inflammation.