It is also useful to come in with medical records from other healthcare providers who you might have seen in the past, and with the reports from tests which you may have had in the past. For example, I ask my new patients with low back pain to bring copies of their most recent xray, CT scan and MRI reports. If they have had spinal procedures or surgeries in the past, it's also useful to have records from the physicians who performed them. If my patients are not able to get copies, it's not a problem, but having those things makes it easier to develop a plan together.
- Q Is central pain syndrome serious?
- Q Who should have advanced diagnostic tests for neck and lower back pain?
- Q What are the symptoms of central pain syndrome?
- Q When do symptoms of central pain syndrome usually first appear?
- Q How are neck and lower back pain diagnosed?
- Q What causes my side to hurt when I twist or stretch my arm?