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At Orange County Orthopedic Center, our diagnosis is carefully based on the type of pain you describe, your medical history, and any evaluations or diagnostic tests that our doctors determine are necessary.

Some of the diagnostic testing techniques we utilize include:

    • Imaging – This includes x-rays, used to look at bones and joints, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), used to look at healthy and diseased tissues.


  • Neurological exam – This type of exam looks at different areas, such as sesnsation, balance, reflexes, and movements.
  • Nerve conduction studies – This is performed in order to check for nerve damage.
  • Electromyography – This type of testing, also known as EMG, is used to determine which nerves or muscles are affected by pain.