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How Painful Is A Discogram Procedure
The purpose of the : Test is to find the source of your pain by recreating it over the same location with the same quality as the disc is injected. If it is a normal disc you will feel pressure. If a disc that is somewhat abnormal , maybe an ache but a disc or discs that are the source of your pain should be an exact reproduction temporarily. This is done under local anesthesia with occ. Use of some sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With you conscious : This is a test that you have to verbally respond to when placed on a table that x-rays pass through & a needle is guided sterilely into the disc under local anesthesia with some light IV sedation & confirmed to be in the right place with contrast injected followed by sterile water to see what response is given as to whether the disc is the cause of pain. A normal disc does not have pain elicited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But this test is usually necessary to determine if your level of disc abnormality on the MRI is really an problem or not. Many times the bad disc is not visualized on a MRI done while lying down. The discogram injects saline into the disc creating pressue in the disc simulating gravity effect whil standing, if the disc is bad the disc wil extrude and cause pain but you will know you need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Discogram is a controversial procedure. It involves inserting a needle into the discs in the spine. The purpose is to determine if pressurization of the disc with fluid or gas reproduces the back pain. A normal disc is generally not painful with a discogram but a degenerated disc may be. There is some concern that injecting a normal disc may cause damage to that disc. I do not do them. ...Read more
Microscopic: Microdiscectomy is the removal of disc fragments with assistance of the microscope. It is performed thru small openings. It is now used in association with mis systems. Mis allows the performance of the same procedure thru small tubular opening that does not require the destruction of adjacent muscles & vesselsl, potentially reducing scar tissue formation and leaving the muscle intact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on several: parameters - is this being done in office or surgery center/OR with anesthesia, is there local anesthesia (paracervical block or otherwise), will the patient be premedicated (with something like ibuprofen/Motrin/advil or Aleve/naprosyn/naproxen), the patient's pain threshold. In general, it may be crampy during and after the procedure but should not be overly so ...Read more
EVLT painful?: This treatment for varicose veins can be done without sedation, ivs, etc but typically a numbing solution is injected to "float" the vein in numbing medicine. Those injections are uncomfortable but it is rare for a patient who needs both legs treated to fail to come back for their second leg. I conclude, therefore, that while uncomfortable, most patients don't see this as too troublesome. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies: This varies as to the diagnosis, your age, the extent & location of your surgery, what type of procedure that was done, whether you smoke & if this is your first back surgery. It also depends on how tolerant you are to pain medication in terms of how much & how long you may have been on medication preop. Depression can also magnify pain & if in pain for 6 months or longer, higher risk depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painfull Post Op: Most common surgery done for Spondylolithesis is Spinal Fusion and it is painful post op and have to take Pain Meds and there is a rehab period as well You do not feel any pain during the surgery as you are under General Anasthesia but pain is post and uring rehab period and has to be controlled with strong pain killers ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This must not be for you, but someone else. Radiotherapy is for cancer treatment , unless you are referring to something else. Sometimes electro surgery is referred to a radiotherapy and that would be just using an electical instuement to cut. It wouldn't hurt if numbed up. Now the underlying condition might cause pain and the consequences of the treatment might cause complications that could ...Read more
Relatively painless: Spinal anesthesia is normally relatively painless. You should only feel a mild stinging when they numb the skin prior to insertion of the spinal needle. Occasionally, the spinal needle may hit a nerve root and cause tingling or a slight electric sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The hip arthroscopy is still young. Depending on the expertise of your surgeon, and the amount of work to be done, the hip arthroscopy can be minimally painful or can be very uncomfortable for months. When we reshape the bone and repair the labrum, it is a good amount of surgery (though less than an open surgery). If we just look or clean up, it is quite benign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The success rates of ablation procedures depend mostly on the rhythm that is being ablated. For some arrhythmias such as SVT or atrial flutter, long term success rates upwards of 95% are very common. Ablation for atrial fibrillation typically results in 1-2 year AF free rates around 70+%. Sometimes a combination of medication and ablation can improve freedom from arrhythmia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The amount of pain one experiences after surgery varies from person to person. Any surgical procedure will cause certain levels of pain in the post operative period. Surgical technique is important in preventing unwanted complications. If surgery is needed, i would recommend researching the doctors in your area and try to find one with high patient satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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