Diagnosing Back & Neck Pain

Diagnostic procedures are used to accurately identify the causes of chronic cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain. Typically this consists of correlating diagnostic tests, like an MRI, with a patient's symptoms and a physical examination. For chronic cases of back and neck pain Atlantic Spine Center will use one or more types of diagnostic procedures to confirm a diagnosis.

What are the Advantages of Having a Spinal Diagnostic Procedure?

  • More precise diagnosis
  • High success rates
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Quicker recovery
  • Non-Surgical Procedures
  • Same day procedure
Have you been diagnosed?

Have you been recommended for a Diagnostic Procedure?

Here’s What You Can Do:

Get a second opinion or learn more your treatment options online with a virtual consultation.


Visit any of our conveniently located clinics to go over your treatment one-on-on.


Have a question regarding Diagnostic Procedure We’d be happy to answer them.

Here’s What You Can Do:

Use our Pain Evaluation Tool to get a preliminary diagnosis and treatment options online.


Get a second opinion or learn more about your treatment options online with a virtual consultation.


Visit any of our conveniently located clinics to go over your treatment one-on-one.

Here’s What You Can Do:

Use our Pain Evaluation Tool to get a preliminary diagnosis and treatment options online.


Get a second opinion or learn more about your treatment options online with virtual consultation.


Visit any of our conveniently located clinics to go over your treatment one-on-one.

Types of Diagnostic Procedures We Use

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    Facet Joint Blocks

    Facet joint blocks are the deliverance of local anesthetic mediation to a particular facet joint to determine if there is pain, and if it returns when...

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    Branch Nerve Blocks

    A medial branch nerve block temporarily interrupts the pain signal being carried by the medial branch nerves that supply a specific facet joint...

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    Nerve Root Blocks

    A nerve root block injection is performed to identify if a specific nerve root is the cause of pain the patient is feeling...

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    Spinal Probing

    Recently, Martin Knight in UK and Anthony Yeung in the US have applied a new technique, namely spinal probing, for the diagnosis of pain sources in th...

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    Intradiscal Injection

    Recently, Martin Knight in UK and Anthony Yeung in the US have applied a new technique, namely spinal probing, for the diagnosis of pain sources in th...An intradiscal injection of anesthetic medications relieves pain from a few hours to 1 or 2 days. This helps doctors confirm if the pain is from disc ...

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Before surgical spine treatment is considered, we will exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatment options first. Our advanced diagnostic and pain mapping techniques enable us to ensure precise diagnosis, which is one of the most important factors towards effective treatment of your pain.

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