A diagnostic procedure in pain management is a medical test that helps doctors at ASCPM identify the cause of a person’s pain. When someone experiences persistent or severe pain, it’s important to determine what is causing it in order to develop an effective treatment plan.

How it works

During a diagnostic procedure, a practitioner may use different tests and techniques. The technique depends on what the cause of the pain may be. These techniques can include imaging tests like X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans. Additionally, practitioners may use nerve blocks or injections to determine or identify specific nerves that are contributing to the pain.

The Benefits

These procedures are to gather information about the source and nature of the pain, which helps guide further treatment decisions. The specific diagnostic procedure used will depend on the individual’s symptoms, medical history, and the doctor’s assessment.