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.
Diagnostic injection. A physician will place a needle into the epidural space using x-ray guidance. The physician will numb up the skin before placing the needle. Then he will inject dye which will be used during the myelgram to see the anatomical landmarks and any abnormalities in your spinal canal.