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Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing2020-03-10T11:52:03+00:00

In order to make the appropriate diagnosis and develop the optimal treatment plan a series of tests may need to be performed. The USC Spine Center offers a comprehensive series of tests as follows:

  • Imaging including: MRI scan, CAT scan and X-ray
  • EMG/Nerve conduction studies – Nerve conduction studies allow us to see if a nerve is activating appropriately. An electromyography (EMG) tests the interaction of the muscle-nerve junction and allows us to determine if the nerve irritation or pain is from the peripheral nerve or a pinched nerve in the spine.
  • Bone density testing
  • Bone scan test
  • Pathology
Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.