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What is lumbar myelogram like?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No worries

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 hours and be discharged.

In brief: No worries

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 hours and be discharged.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Usually not bad

The radiologist cleanses the skin, numbs the skin and tissue deep to it.
Then a long needle is put through the numb area, between the bones of the spine to puncture the spinal sac (spinal tap). Spinal fluid is removed and replaced with dye. The needle is removed and x-rays taken. Then a ct is done. For most people, the discomfort is mild to minimal, and they can go home the same day.

In brief: Usually not bad

The radiologist cleanses the skin, numbs the skin and tissue deep to it.
Then a long needle is put through the numb area, between the bones of the spine to puncture the spinal sac (spinal tap). Spinal fluid is removed and replaced with dye. The needle is removed and x-rays taken. Then a ct is done. For most people, the discomfort is mild to minimal, and they can go home the same day.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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