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Dye Injection In Myelogram Procedure
A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several ...Read more
I am going to get a myelogram with full spinal fusion. I am worried that they won't be able to insert the needle correctly. Are there any risks in terms of the needle/dye and my hardware?
Myelogram: Prior surgery in the lumbar spine can create difficulties in needle placement if a myelogram is needed. Rather than attempting to locate a gap in the fusion to place the needle, an alternate approach is to perform a c1-2 puncture in the cervical spine and allow the contrast dye to travel downward from the neck. For a neurosurgeon, the technique is simple as the patient is kept upright not prone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a severe reaction to the contrast dye used in a myelogram.I am having hallucinations and brain zap headaches & seizures. Will they ever stop?
See your doctor: You should discuss your side effects with the doctor who ordered the procedure and the radiologist. They may have suggestions for you to reduce the symptoms. Try to rest. A short term trial of antipsychotic medication may help until the symptoms resolve. I see that you are also on depakote. You may need to have your dose increased. ...Read more
I have had 3 back surgeries, 3 myelograms, and and multiple back injections. In am not recovering well. Could I have arachnoiditis or fibromyalgia?
Have displacement of lumber intervertebral disc w/o myelopathy follow up treatment fluoroscopy procedure snr consider myelogram can I work again hurts?
Need more info: I think i may be able to answer your question, but i'm uncertain what it is. Can you pm me? ...Read more