Welcome to Pain Management Institute

To make an appointment for any of our locations, please call
  (815) 464-7212

Diagnostic Tests

As a new patient, our team specialist will carefully evaluate your medical history, work with your primary care physician and develop a plan for pain treatment. Here are some of the diagnostic tests used in our evaluation:

  1. Diagnostic nerve block to identify the exact source of pain
  2. Thermographic imaging to access the integrity of peripheral circulation. Thermography senses hot and cold areas of the body and records changes in skin temperature on a type of photographic film. The test is painless and does not require placing instruments under the skin or into the body. It is completely safe and does not use radiation.
  3. Discography is a radiological guided procedure to determine whether the pain is originating from the intervertebral discs or not.
  4. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans create detailed pictures of the body’s internal structure by using a magnetic field and radio waves.
  5. CT or CAT (computerized axial tomography) scans take a series of X-rays at different angles to show a detailed view of internal organs.
  • Psychological Testing
  • Dietary and Nutritional Analysis