Laboratory Investigations, Imaging and Neurological Assessment in Pain Management

Pam Squire, David Walk, Gordon Irving, Misha Bačkonja

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Abstract

This chapter reviews common laboratory, imaging and neurologic investigations for evaluation of pathology in patients with chronic pain disorders. Standard investigations are presented as well as the use of new technologies such as pain-evoked potentials which in the future, in combination with epidermal nerve fiber (ENF) density, quantitative sensory testing (QST) and pain questionnaires, will contribute to a powerful comprehensive assessment of pain peripheral anatomy, psychophysics and neurophysiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Pain Management
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Guide
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages72-80
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781444330694
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2010

Keywords

  • CT scan
  • Epidermal nerve fiber (ENF)
  • Investigations
  • Laboratory studies
  • MRI
  • PET
  • Quantitative sensory testing (QST)
  • Radiology
  • SPECT

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