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What are the tests for chronic pain?

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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chronic Conundrum

Chronic pain itself is unique to every individual and so no specific "test" can verify its absence or presence.
What is measureable and worthy of testing are the conditions that might precipitate chronic pain. Findings on x-ray, ct, mri, blood work and by clinical examination are sufficient to make a pathological diagnosis, but whether these findings result in chronic pain depends on the person.

In brief: Chronic Conundrum

Chronic pain itself is unique to every individual and so no specific "test" can verify its absence or presence.
What is measureable and worthy of testing are the conditions that might precipitate chronic pain. Findings on x-ray, ct, mri, blood work and by clinical examination are sufficient to make a pathological diagnosis, but whether these findings result in chronic pain depends on the person.
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

None exist!

In brief: None

None exist!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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