The source of chronic pain can sometimes be difficult to identify. Problematic nerves in the spine can radiate pain to the chest, neck, arms, buttocks and legs. Symptoms may feel like numbness, burning, tingling – or may have no sensation at all.
Some traditional ways to locate the root source of pain include an MRI or CT scan, which may visualize a mass of soft tissue that might be problematic. However, MRI’s and CT scans do not always identify the correct source, or sources, of spine pain.
For that reason, North American Spine offers procedures to assist our partner physicians in identifying the exact cause of a patient’s pain. This detailed diagnosis can help to identify and treat pain efficiently, thus reducing repeated, frustrating attempts at pain management.
Please review the pages below to learn more about diagnosis procedures.