"The Gods have put diagnosis before therapy...
but diagnosis remains an empty word if it does not take us any further in therapeutic terms".
— Volhard.

The diagnostic facilities at the EUMEDICA SWISS CENTER include:

  • The accurate history taking of the patient, the routine neurological, orthopaedic and other specific medical investigations.
  • All the available scientific instrumental investigation, such as x-Ray, Magnetic Resonance Image, CT-Scan, Colour-Echo Doppler Sonography, Fluoroscopy, Thermography and the recent Electro-Neurovegetative Skin Conductance Test.
  • The traditional routine chemical laboratory blood investigations.
  • The various questionnaires based on information given by the patients during the interview.
  • The diagnostic Nerve Blocks under fluoroscopic guidance.

The electro-neurovegetative skin conductance test allows the investigation of the autonomous nervous system activity in various segments of the body.
Diagnostic nerve block under fluoroscopic guidance is a relatively new scientific method, which consists in the deliberate administration of a selected local anaesthetic agent in a selected anatomical structure in order to obtain an information about the exact source of pain, especially if it cannot be determined by other means.

Despite the availability of so many advanced technological diagnostic tests, none has proven to be objectively reliable for chronic pain diagnostics. The best that scientific medicine can offer for the evaluation of pain intensity is the so-called VAS-scale, which is based on the individual interpretation of 1 to 10 facial expression of the chronic pain patient. But the VAS-scale, too, has proven to be "absurdly imprecise".

In conclusion, at the present time:

While scientific medicine and technology advance, the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain sill remains unsolved.

The patient history taking and the meticulous physical investigation still remain the most reliable diagnostic method.