At EuroPainClinics® the priority is the localisation and identification of the source of the pain revealed by a precise diagnosis of the spine.
The start of treatment is preceded by a detailed evaluation of the results of imaging methods such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography), an assessment of the medical history and the general health of the patient.
We use several types of diagnostic procedures to precisely ascertain the source of pain; this takes roughly 15 minutes. The detection of the source of pain allows us to determine the most effective procedure and the most suitable treatment methods.
Some of the diagnostic operations even have a therapeutic effect and can bring pain relief for a longer period of time, those being the injection of drugs to the point of pain. However, it is often necessary to proceed to a more permanent solution in the form of therapeutic interventions.
In the case of pain in the lumbar, cervical and thoracic spine, we focus on the most common possible sources of pain:
- the facet joints
- the nerve roots
- the intervertebral discs
- the sacroiliac joint