Finding out why you're experiencing a particular set of symptoms is invaluable for creating an effective treatment program. Zeeshan Tayeb, MD, and his team at Pain Specialists of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, have access to on-site diagnostic services that complement their expertise in determining the cause of pain. To find out more, call Pain Specialists of Cincinnati today or book an appointment online.
What are diagnostic services?
Diagnostic services are important in determining the cause of your symptoms. When you visit Pain Specialists of Cincinnati for a consultation, your provider performs a physical exam, talks to you about your symptoms and other health issues, and looks over your medical history.
This provides vital clues as to the causes of your problems, and in some cases, no other tests are necessary.
However, further procedures are the best way to confirm a preliminary diagnosis, look for other potential causes of your symptoms, identify additional problems, and assess the degree of tissue damage.
What diagnostic services are available?
Pain Specialists of Cincinnati's expert diagnosticians understand that the first step to effectively treating your pain is an accurate diagnosis. They offer a variety of in-clinic diagnostic examinations that assist with even the most complex pain conditions. These include:
Pain Specialists of Cincinnati has an in-house laboratory that provides patients with on-site bloodwork services.
Diagnostics include, among others, a basic metabolic panel (BMP) and comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP), plus testing for levels of vitamin D, testosterone (free and total), iron, magnesium, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).
Urine toxicology and PCR testing
Pain Specialists of Cincinnati has its own urine toxicology lab that performs regular urine drug screenings on patients with prescriptions for opioid medications. This complies with Ohio state protocols as well as ensures the safety of their patients and the general public.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests use an organism's DNA or RNA to identify infections that aren't easy to diagnose using other methods.
Pain Specialists of Cincinnati also performs ANS testing on-site.
What are ANS diagnostic services?
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulates processes that you don't consciously control, like blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, digestion, fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, sexual response, sweating, urination, defecation, and others.
Disorders of the ANS can affect any of the systems in your body. They can cause symptoms such as:
- Orthostatic hypotension (a type of low blood pressure)
- Heat intolerance
- Urinary retention
- Nocturia (nighttime urination)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Dry mucous membranes
If you have any of these symptoms, your provider can order ANS testing to evaluate your current health status and help diagnose an illness or source of pain.
ANS testing comprises a series of tests that monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, blood flow, and sweating. The test is noninvasive and painless, and only takes about 15 minutes.
To find out more about the convenient diagnostic services available on-site at Pain Specialists of Cincinnati, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Pain Specialists of Cincinnati
Pain Management & Physical Rehabilitation
located in Cincinnati, OH