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Why Is Back Pain Hard to Diagnose?

At ProMED Pain Rehabilitation Institute, we know that many people search for years for some form of treatment or relief for their back pain. Some people have turned to their doctors, unable to find an accurate diagnosis. Or, they have found their previous treatments have been effective. The fact of the matter is that back pain can be sometimes hard to diagnose.

This is a job best left for specialists who understand spinal health in every way possible. As a Bolingbrook non-surgical disc and laser center, we provide non-surgical methods for pain management, we can share with you some of the top reasons why back pain can be so difficult to diagnose and treat.

Understanding Back Pain Symptoms

There are many challenges that make diagnosing back pain so difficult. Some of the diagnostic tests have some difficulty pinpointing the exact origin of the pain. As an example, an X-ray can only locate issues with the bones. A CT scan provides a cross scan, and can more specifically find bone problems; however, they are known to be less reliable than an MRI for determining problems with the spine.

Here are some of the other top reasons why back pain can be so difficult to diagnose:

  1. It may require more than one diagnostic exam to determine the extent of your back pain.
  2. Trial and error may be necessary to address back problems, as people respond differently to various treatments.
  3. Pain is different for everyone. What might be “minor” for one person can be severe and debilitating for another.

ProMED Pain Rehabilitation Institute understands that back pain can undermine a person’s quality of life. It can make it difficult to do accomplish simple, everyday tasks and even go as far to affect one’s health and ability to have a sound night’s sleep. That is why we want to help you find an appropriate treatment to address your spine or back pain. Using our non-surgical methods, we hope that our methods can finally help you break through and find relief.

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