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How can bone scans help find the cause of pain?

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Bone scans help diagnose and track infection, fracture, or other bone disorders. A doctor injects a small amount of radioactive material into your bloodstream. The material will collect in the bones, particularly in areas that aren't normal. A computer then can identify those specific areas.

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National Institutes of Health.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain.”

PubMed Journals: “The Impact of Discography on the Surgical Decision in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Radiologyinfo.org: “Nerve Blocks.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain.”

PubMed Journals: “The Impact of Discography on the Surgical Decision in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Radiologyinfo.org: “Nerve Blocks.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

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