Diagnostics – A Puzzle

Only rarely is the cause of pain obvious, and it is frequently only revealed through the use of several diagnostic techniques, patience and many years of experience in treating pain. The complex interconnection of joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, the spine as well as the psyche must be considered in this process.

Pain Diagnosis Consists of Several Stages:

Medical History Survey

Through asking a series of questions tailored to pain therapy, we are able to get a detailed synopsis of the patient’s pain status as well as a clear snapshot of their medical history. Often the possible cause of pain is revealed in this initial exchange. This interaction also serves to build a clear doctor/patient relationship and form a foundation of trust.

Pain manifests itself in many different forms. It can act as an alarm that informs us that an abnormality in the body needs to be addressed and corrected or it can be an indication of something that is severely damaged and needs to be supported by the surrounding systems. Pain does not always arise where it is felt and its intensity and behavior can be very different and fleeting.

Physical Examination

A physical examination is a very important process that allows us to see the condition of the body and identify existing issues and changes.

Corresponding Examinations

Special examinations (e.g. MRI) are only done if they are absolutely necessary in the implementation of a therapeutic plan.

Interventional pain diagnosis

Physical examinations and X-ray findings are important aspects of the diagnostic process and the use of targeted X-rays and ultrasound controlled blocks of potential sites allow for the localization of possible pain sources. Targeted blockade techniques with a local anesthetic are also an important part of modern pain therapy.

Holistic advice

Our model, treats the patient holistically. We understand the importance of considering a variety of factors in administering a personalized differentiated therapy.

Possibilities often not examined

Even in today’s medical world, the Issue of “pain” is often misunderstood and the patient may not be taken seriously. We do know, however, that a patient’s suffering can be drastically reduced through precise diagnostics and well-targeted measures.