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Discography (Overview)

Discography is a very specifi c tool that may help your health care provider determine if the abnormal disc is causing your pain. It is MRI tests with possible dye injection.


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What is discography?

What is discography?

A discogram: Is a test used to evaluate back pain. During a discogram, dye is injected into the soft center of the disk. The injection itself sometimes reproduces your back pain. Several disks may be injected, to try to pinpoint the cause of your back pain. In addition, the dye will move into any cracks in the disk's exterior and will show up on an x-ray or ct scan. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Discography (Overview)

Discography is a very specifi c tool that may help your health care provider determine if the abnormal disc is causing your pain. It is MRI tests with possible dye injection.


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What is discography for?

What is discography for?

A discogram: Is a test used to evaluate back pain. During a discogram, dye is injected into the soft center of the disk. The injection itself sometimes reproduces your back pain. Several disks may be injected, to try to pinpoint the cause of your back pain. In addition, the dye will move into any cracks in the disk's exterior and will show up on an x-ray or ct scan. ...Read more

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What is a discography for?

What is a discography for?

Disc: Discography is a radiology technique that takes a detailed picture of the discs between the vertebral body/bones. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: discography?

What is the definition or description of: discography?

Dye: Discography is a very speci? c tool that may help your health care provider determine if the abnormal disc is causing your pain. It is MRI tests with possible dye injection. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a discography aka discogram?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a discography aka discogram?

Discography: Discography is a provocative imaging test where dye is injected into the center (pulposus) of a disc to determine if there is a tear in the annulus. The purpose of the test is to determine if the disc itself is the source of the pain. A discogram is often performed in conjunction with a cat scan through the injected discs. ...Read more

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What is a cervical discography study good for?

What is a cervical discography study good for?

Discogenic pain: When patient complain neck pain without radiation to the arms and the source of pain is thought to be the degenerating disc, not the joints or ligament or muscles---then it is time to do discography to try to prove the disc is the source of pain. ...Read more

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What would a discography show for lower back pain?

What would a discography show for lower back pain?

Used for diagnosis: Discography is a test to determine if there is a tear in the disc and if that tear is the source of your pain. It is usually combined with a ct scan done mmediately after the discogram. The ct scan is used to better see the tear if there is one. Surgery may be recommended based on the results of the exam. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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