How Does Pain Mapping Work?
Pain mapping utilizes a variety of diagnostic tools in order to gain a comprehensive picture of where a patient’s pain originates in the body. Your doctor may start with standard techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT, but these scans cannot always reveal the underlying cause of pain. At DFW Spine Institute, pain mapping is highly personalized to best serve each patient. Your pain mapping plan may involve a series of advanced diagnostic tools, such as discography or nerve blocks. Once your pain management team has a better understanding of the root cause of your pain, they can create a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.