Pain Management Diagnostic Testing Overview
Tyler, Texas patients can expect a number of state-of-the-art services and modern diagnostic testing techniques at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler. Our pain physicians utilize methods that have been shown to yield precise and accurate results in order to diagnose a condition or injury and to help determine pain management treatment options.
What to Know About Diagnostic Testing
Pain Recovery Center of Tyler offers diagnostic testing services done on-site, including:
- Digital X-Rays
A form of X-ray imaging, digital radiography utilizes digital X-ray sensors instead of photographic film. Digital X-ray advantages include time efficiency, ability to transfer images and less radiation. The process for digital X-rays is very similar to traditional X-rays that use film
- Electrodiagnostic Testing
Measuring the speed and degree of electrical activity can help make a proper diagnosis and pain management treatment plan for patients with a nerve or muscle injury. Injuries that affect nerves and muscles can slow or halt the movement of electrical signals. The two common electrodiagnostic tests are EMG testing (Electromyography) and NCS testing (Nerve Testing).
- Digital Fluoroscopy
Using an X-ray imaging device, an examination of the tissues and deep structures of the body can be performed with the help of digital fluoroscopy. During a fluoroscopy, patients may be asked to swallow a radioactive liquid that shows up on the images in order to examine the tissues and other soft structures.
- Functional and Performance Testing
This comprehensive series of tests assesses a patient’s capacity for physical activities following their pain management treatment program. These tests are commonly used for return to work, return to sports, etc.
For more information on the diagnostic testing techniques utilized at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler, please contact our pain management team in Tyler, Texas for a consultation.