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    Diagnosis

    If your chronic pain is affecting your quality of life, it’s time to see a doctor. This checklist will help you decide.

    Pain medicine doctors are experts at diagnosing the cause of pain and treating it. Click here to learn more about pain specialists.

    Prepare for your doctor appointment. Take this list of questions and others that you have.

    Tests

    To get to the root of pain, doctors can use several tests. This article provides an overview. Click here.

    quality of life scale is one tool that can help your doctor assess your pain. This same scale can help you and your doctor monitor improvement, deterioration, or treatment-related complications.

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