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Pain Involved In Discogram
Fairly severe: Of course it depends on the individual but if you have a painful disc, the procedure can make it hurt worse for a little while. That's why i recommend that you have a plan in place beforehand to deal with the pain caused by the procedure. I recommend daily massage and opiate analgesics combined with an NSAID such as ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After diskogram: After these diagnostic injections, expect some pain for several days from aggravation of your problem--that's the purpose if the test after all. Narcotic meds are helpful afterward. Also, your doc may inject a steroid medication and/or local anesthetic at the same time which should help lessen the pain. ...Read more
I have had a discogram and the results were positive. I have pain in my l-5 disc. How long will it last?
Had my discogram today... The pain was unbearable.. 10/10 pain scale... How long will this last...What should I take for pain?
After diskogram: After these diagnostic injections, expect some pain for several days from aggravation of your problem--that's the purpose of the test after all. Narcotic meds are helpful afterward. Also, your doc may inject a steroid medication and/or local anesthetic at the same time which should help lessen the pain. Steroid medications may take a couple days. Rest, ice/heat, nsaid's also may help. ...Read more
Generally that day : Occasionally it triggers typical episode of "exacerbation" of pain which for a small percentage can last 2-5 days. If pain worsens or changes it could be discogram procedure caused a disc to herniate or herniate further. This is very rare & even rarer is risk of disc space infection -under 1%. There is also a small risk of a spinal headache or nerve root irritation. Rest & time is treatment. ...Read more
Injection in disc: A discogram is a study that is done to determine if a disc is the source of your pain. A needle will be placed into the disc under x-ray guidance and an injection will be done under pressure. In a symptomatic disc this should reproduce your pain and in a normal disc it should not. I would only do this study if you are considering surgical treatment as it is not pleasant. ...Read more
Have annular tear at l5-s1 diagnosed by discogram i've tried all conservative modalities with zero pain relief, was told i need fusion? Any options?
You answered it your: If you have tried all conservative modalities surgery is an option. What ave you tried? Fusions are not very effective to treat back pain. If your disc is very degenerated and the discogram reproduced your pain it may be the answer. Only your spine surgeon can discuss specific options with you. This is not a question which can be answered on line with generalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar discogram done at 1pm today. 1AM Strong pain in low back different from pain before test.Strong headache and blurred vision.Cause for concern?
I've recently been told I have schmorls nodes, my surgeon says he can't touch it for fear of shattering the lumbar, any ideas i ve had 3 back surgeries through about 10 years. I live in constant pain, and had a discogram that showed shmorls nodes in the l
Schmorl's : Schmorl's nodes are disk herniation into the vertebral bone and may suggest end plate weakness and the possibly of fracture or movement of the cage/bone graft into the bone after surgery. The best way to determine bone strength is through dexa scan. These tests are commonly done to determine if patients have osteoporosis. They provide good information to help determine if the bone is too weak for instrumentation in people suspected of having weak bone. I would recommend discussing this test with your spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
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