Diagnostic Tools

Our goal is to get your pain, weakness, stiffness and/or discomfort at their lowest level possible. To accomplish this, we need to know the exact cause of that pain – to pinpoint its origination and to treat it. We use leading-edge diagnostic tools to find the source of pain, to treat it and to return you to a high quality of life.


During discography a contrast dye is injected into the spinal disc that is thought to be causing back pain. The dye outlines the damaged areas on X-rays taken following injection. This procedure may be suggested for people who are considering surgery or IDET (intradiscal electrothermal treatment).


As in discography, during the myelogram procedure, a contrast dye will be injected into the spinal canal to enhance the diagnostic ability of X-ray. Doctors are able to see on X-ray the image of the spinal cord and can identify nerve compression caused by herniated discs or fractures.

Ultrasound Imaging

Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, this test uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain images inside the body. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image.