The first step is a consultation with one of our doctors. In addition to taking a thorough history and performing a detailed physical examination, we review relevant laboratory results, imaging studies and notes from other doctors. Then we help you to understand the diagnosis (or diagnostic possibilities) and we develop with you a comprehensive plan for further evaluation and pain care. Finally, we send a report back to your doctor. Our aim is to inform and reassure you while engaging you as a member of the care team.