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During a physical exam for
chronic pain, your doctor or other health professional will look for
areas that are tender, weak, numb, deformed, or inflamed.
Your doctor will test your reflexes and look for your
reaction to certain movements. He or she will also look for other clues, such as swelling,
coolness, or color change.
The doctor also will look at or ask you about:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerNancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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