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How are neck and shoulder pain diagnosed?

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  • X-rays: Plain X-rays can reveal narrowing of the space between two spinal bones, arthritis-like diseases, tumors, slipped discs, narrowing of the spinal canal, fractures and instability of the spinal column.
  • MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging can reveal the detail of neural (nerve-related) elements, as well as problems with the tendons and ligaments.
  • Myelography/CT scanning
  • Electrodiagnostic studies: Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV)

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WebMD Health News: "FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."

American Chronic Pain Association.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."

American Chronic Pain Association.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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