A 35-year-old male asked:
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Can discogram of c-spine heal my discs? Infusion of dye with saline may hydrate the disc?Not possible? Only diagnostic tool?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Controversial: A discogram is a controversial procedure in the field of spinal surgery, particularly in the cervical spine. The discogram is a test and is definitely not a treaent itself for degenerative discs. There is even a small body of work that suggests that doing a discogram itself on a disc will hasten the degeneration of that disc. Thank you.
Answered on Jan 18, 2014

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