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Osteoporosis is a disease manifested by low bone density and poor quality of bone, resulting in skeletal fragility and increased risk of fracture.1 While osteoporosis is generally a silent and asymptomatic disease until a fracture occurs, pain and osteoporosis are often associated.
Article discusses current diagnostic technological devices, which can help identify numerous disorders of the peripheral and central nervous system in patients with chronic pain.
Learn how thermography—a technique used to assess and track changes in vascular-related pain syndromes—is used in pain management.
How do you deal with the patient who describes his/her pain as "it hurts all over"? Article on differential diagnosis for various chronic pain disorders.
Utilizing surface electromyography and systematic, standardized protocols, clinicians can objectively diagnose and document outcomes in the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain and disorders.
A review of how we view pain and how the pain practitioner should view pain. This article also discusses pain diagnoses and treatments and how those are informed by our understanding of pain.
Detailed article on the nervous system and how we interpret pain. Also reviews how nerve tests can help diagnose pain.
A doctor discusses sEMG as the perfect tool for neuromuscular investigation and re-education.
Sonography, or ultrasound imaging, is a dynamic study permitting physiologic real time observation of an anatomic region. It is a perfect tool for detecting stenosing tenosynovitis and has distinct advantages over magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT).
Pain is a multidimensional subjective experience 1 and has profound effects on the health and quality of life. 2 Since pain is very subjective, there is no direct measurement tool to assess the intensity and distress of pain. 

Chronic pain is debilitating to the patient and puts an enormous strain on the healthcare delivery system. It is the primary complaint resulting in physician visits and the use of healthcare resources. 1 Chronic pain costs the United States about $150 billion a year.
While not yet precise enough as a predictive tool, FCE can be combined with other sources of information such as medical, rehabilitative and diagnostic data to help resolve issues of compensability, disability and employability.
There are numerous factors that can threaten the reliability of a self-reported pain scale of the pediatric patient in the emergency setting. This article explains those factors.
Recent advances in the use of surface electromyography (SEMG) have proved useful in the evaluation of movement, gait, postural, and functional disturbances in low back pain patients.
This article addresses how to use sensory-motor integration phenomena—taking place at the spinal cord level—as a diagnostic tool to determine possible causes of chronic pain conditions.
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