2 doctors weighed in:

How can I know if you feel the needles go into your back when you had a discogram ?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
34 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available