Thorough testing is key to a proper diagnosis, which is vital piece on the road to a full recovery.
Dr. Wong utilizes a number of investigation methods and techniques to correctly identify the root cause of the issue. Dr. Wong will ask questions and evaluate the area using muscle, reflex and range of movement testing. Dr Wong is compassionate and understanding and will allow you to fully explain your issue, pain and history of the issue.
Once a certain diagnosis is reached, he will outline the correct treatment plan for you.
Testing may include:
X-Ray – Will identify fractures or any bone abnormalities. An X-Ray will show the alignment of the spine so can be a good first investigation method.
CT Scan – Used for looking at discs in the spine and will identify herniated discs where as an X-Ray could not. A CT Scan will show bone density, blood vessels and tissue.
Nuclear Bone Scan – A bone scan will show abnormal bone growth, infection, metastases, looking in detail at the condition of the bones. A radioactive dye is injected into your bones.
MRI Scan – An MRI takes a clearer picture than an X-Ray or CT scan and is ideal for diagnosing problems in soft tissue like the discs in the spine and/or the spinal cord and nerves.
EOS Scan – Reduced X-ray dose absorbed by the patient in a sitting or standing position when compared to an X-Ray or CT Scan.
Get in touch with Dr. Wong and his team today for a diagnosis you can trust. Contact us here.