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.

Learn how pain becomes chronic and what you can do about it. Our experts explain the process of chronic pain to help you move forward.

What is chronic pain? Understanding chronic pain can help you manage it. Experts explain acute vs. chronic pain, the psychological effects of chronic pain & more.

By flipping the script on pain you can change the way you see it and retrain your brain to help reduce it. Learn more. 

 

Some chronic pain is triggered by the brain misreading "pain" signals. Here's how Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) can help break the pain-fear cycle.

A life of chronic illness shaped this artist’s perspective. Today she uses puppets to help medical students and clinicians learn about personal care and gain insight into their chronic pain patients. 

A life of chronic illness shaped this artist’s perspective. Learn how she uses puppets to help medical students deliver better care for their chronic pain patients.

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.
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