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How is chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) diagnosed?

Figuring out what triggered your chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) in the first place is one potential way to help relieve it. You can talk to your doctor about diagnostic tools to help pinpoint the nature of your pain and new medication options that may be available. CMP can affect any combination of your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. Your doctor may order x-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans for a closer look at your bones or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

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