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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Featured Labs and Diagnostic Tests Articles

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.

A new visual art and public awareness initiative not only gives a face to chronic pain but also aims to remove the stigma around this complex disease.

A new public awareness campaign from the American Chronic Pain Association and BioDelivery Sciences International not only gives a face to chronic pain through digital body art but also aims to remove the stigma around these complex conditions. This is Pain.

When you love someone living with a chronic pain condition, your life changes too. Three family members share their side of the story.

During this season of giving, we honor those who give their time to care for those living with constant pain.

PPM’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide for Easing Chronic Pain Symptoms

Our annual holiday gift guide is here and includes art therapy, foot massagers, TENS units, and more!

Chronic pain can easily disrupt one’s social life but maintaining relationships is crucial to healing. Here’s how both parties can better communicate.

Chronic pain: how patients and caregivers can better communicate about needs, limitations, and frustrations. With Dr. Linda S. Mintle and Dr. James W. Kribs

A Q&A with novelist and patient advocate Marcus Sedgwick.

Novelist Marcus Sedgwick, author of Snowflake, AZ, answers a few questions on his experience being diagnosed and living with the condition.
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