Assessment Tools 
  • Lumbar and Cervical Discography
    Discs degenerate in all adults as we grow older. Disc degeneration is a common process and is not always painful. Severe degeneration, however, may cause pain when the spine presses on nerve roots or forces more load onto the facet joints in the back of the spine. Discography is a very specific tool that may help your health care provider determine if an abnormal disc is causing your pain.

  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
    Electrodiagnostic studies, sometimes called EMG for electromyography, are a commonly used technique to test the function of muscles and nerves.  These studies are ordered by physicians to help determine the cause of back or neck pain, numbness/tingling and strength loss.  Commonly diagnosed conditions include pinched nerves, peripheral nerve injuries and muscle disease.

  • MRI
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a valuable diagnostic study that has been used by health care providers since the 1980s. MRI is a noninvasive, nonradioactive and pain-free method of evaluating the human body.

  • Radiographic Assessment for Back Pain
    Radiographic assessments for low back pain involve the use of X-rays to determine the cause of the pain or discomfort. Usually, Xrays are ordered by your physician in cases in which he or she suspects congenital defects, degenerative disease, trauma, metastatic cancer or bone deformity as a cause of lower back pain.

  • Radiological Assessment of Spinal Disorders
    Learn more about X-rays (Radiographs), Computerized Tomography (CT scan), Myelogram, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Discogram and Bone Density Scan (DXA)

  • Repeated End-Range Spinal Testing

  • Specialized Nerve Tests: EMG, NCV and SEEP
    The spinal cord is the thick, whitish bundle of nerve tissue that extends from the lowest part of the brain down through the spinal column. In humans, spinal nerves branch off from the spinal cord to various parts of the body.