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I have back pain and am now scheduled for a discogram. What is it and what should I expect?
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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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