What tests will be done to diagnose my condition?
Before any tests are ordered, a complete history and physical evaluation are necessary. Because there are so many different conditions and causes of pain, it is important to determine what is and what is not causing the problem. After your physician has a better idea of what is causing the pain or symptoms, diagnostic tests such as X-rays, a CT/CAT Scan, or an MRI may be ordered. Other tests may be ordered as necessary. For a definition of each test, please see our glossary area.