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.

Chronic pain doesn't discriminate and neither should your care but racial disparities exist. If you are a Black or Indigenous Person of Color (BIPOC) here's what you need to know to find a pain doctor who will treat you right. 

Chronic pain doesn't discriminate and neither should your care. If you are a BIPOC, here's how to find a doctor who will treat you right.

Isolation and holding back on activities are nothing new for those living with chronic illness. They’ve been here, and done that, and they need you to take notice.

Isolation and holding back on activities are nothing new for those living with chronic pain and chronic illness. Patient advocate and creative resilience coach Jenni Grover wants you to take notice.

A conversation with the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Cindy Steinberg on the status of legislation, research and care – and how sharing your pain story can help.

The U.S. Pain Foundation’s Cindy Steinberg discusses the status of opioid legislation, pain research, and pain management in the year 2020, four years after the CDC guideline on prescribing for chronic pain.

A patient advocate’s view of “progress” in pain management.

 

Pain patient advocate Dr. Richard Lawhern shares his view on the lack of progress in pain research and pain management.

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