Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of effective pain management. At RelievUS, we offer a range of diagnostic tests and procedures to pinpoint the source of your pain and tailor our treatments to your specific needs. In this section, we’ll explore some of the essential diagnostic testing methods we utilize to provide you with the highest level of care.

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Diagnostic Testing at RelievUS:

Electroencephalogram (EEG):

  • Purpose: EEG is a non-invasive test used to measure electrical activity in the brain. It is primarily employed to diagnose conditions related to brain function, such as epilepsy and seizures.
  • Procedure: During an EEG, electrodes are placed on the scalp to record the brain’s electrical signals. The results help our specialists assess brain activity and identify abnormalities.

Nerve Conduction Testing:

  • Purpose: Nerve conduction tests are performed to evaluate the health and function of peripheral nerves. This diagnostic method is instrumental in diagnosing conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral neuropathy.
  • Procedure: Small electrodes are placed on the skin, and a mild electrical impulse is applied to stimulate the nerves. The test measures how quickly the nerve signals travel and can identify nerve damage or compression.

Electromyography (EMG):

  • Purpose: EMG is often conducted in conjunction with nerve conduction testing to assess the health of muscles and the nerves that control them. It is useful for diagnosing conditions like muscle disorders and myasthenia gravis.
  • Procedure: A fine needle electrode is inserted into the muscle to record its electrical activity. The results help determine the extent of muscle and nerve damage.

Lumbar Discography:

  • Purpose: Lumbar discography is a specialized diagnostic test used to evaluate the intervertebral discs in the lumbar spine. It is commonly employed to identify the source of chronic lower back pain.
  • Procedure: A contrast dye is injected into the suspect disc(s), and X-ray or CT imaging is used to visualize the dye’s distribution. This helps identify damaged or degenerated discs that may be causing pain.

Our Approach to Diagnosis:

At RelievUS, we understand that each patient’s pain is unique. Our experienced specialists will work closely with you to determine which diagnostic tests are most appropriate for your condition. Our goal is to provide you with a precise diagnosis, enabling us to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your pain.

We believe that an accurate diagnosis is the first step towards effective pain management. It allows us to choose the most suitable treatments, whether they involve medication, physical therapy, interventional procedures, or other therapeutic options.

Contact RelievUS today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards pinpointing the source of your pain through our advanced diagnostic testing methods. Our team is here to provide you with the care and expertise you deserve on your journey to pain relief and improved quality of life.

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