“An accurate diagnosis is the most important step for the successful treatment of chronic pain.”
Traditionally, chronic pain management has used the strategy of “you have pain, I have medications” or “you have pain, I have injections.” Many patients have received injection treatment by physicians they never saw before they got on to the operating room tables. This old tradition has been challenged over the last decade.
As a board certified neurologist, Dr. Zhou believes that an accurate diagnosis is the most important step for the treatment of pain. He has taught this principle to his residents and fellows from Harvard Medical School to University of Miami. In our clinic, we always evaluate patients first, getting a detailed history, doing a detailed physical examination and viewing MRI films before we reach a diagnosis. We never treat a patient without an appropriate evaluation of the patient.
Over the years, Dr. Zhou has not only provided accurate diagnoses for thousands of patients with variety of pain conditions, he has also found the real causes for many misdiagnosed patients, and thus successfully treated their pain conditions, previously labeled as “incurable”.
These are only a few examples.
If you are a patient with undiagnosed pain conditions or you are not satisfied with your current diagnosis or treatment and want to have a second expert opinion, please call our office. We will help you.