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.

VR programs are about more than distraction these days. See how specific headsets are now designed to monitor, track, and relieve your pain as well as related symptoms.

Today's virtual reality programs can monitor and help to relieve pain as well as related depression, anxiety, stress, and memory decline. Plus, how VR can help during ketamine infusions.

For this Brooklyn-based artist who fell in love with paint as a child, the key to her chronic pain recovery has been to harness her creativity.

For Annika Connor, an artist based in Brooklyn who fell in love with paint as a child, the key to her ongoing nerve pain has been to harness her creativity.

HealthyWomen’s Dr. Monica Mallampalli shares some unsettling data—across sex, gender, and race—and offers measures for moving women’s healthcare forward. 

Women with chronic pain face healthcare barriers across sex, gender, and racial lines. A call to action for erasing physical and institutional obstacles and moving women’s healthcare forward.

If you live with a chronic pain condition, you may be worried about potentially being admitted to the hospital with the coronavirus. An emergency medicine expert shares what to pack and what to expect for pain care.

If you live with chronic pain, you may be worried about being hospitalized with the coronavirus and how you will manage your pain. A member of the CDC Task Force on emergency care shares what to pack and how to communicate with the ER staff.

After living with pain for 10 years, patient advocate Tom Bowen shares how empathy and education can overhaul the provider-patient relationship. It starts with understanding the long-haul journey faced by pain patients and requires effective communication strategies.

After living with pain for 10 years, patient advocate Tom Bowen shares how empathy and education can overhaul the provider-patient relationship. It starts with understanding the long-haul journey faced by pain patients and requires effective communication strategies from doctors.
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