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What are the complications of a having discogram?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
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Complications include infection of the disc or related structures (meningitis, epidural abscess, osteomyelitis), dural puncture causing a post dural puncture headache, nerve damage, and skin infections such as cellulitis.
Discuss with your doctor the incidence of each of the these complication to better weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure.

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Complications include infection of the disc or related structures (meningitis, epidural abscess, osteomyelitis), dural puncture causing a post dural puncture headache, nerve damage, and skin infections such as cellulitis.
Discuss with your doctor the incidence of each of the these complication to better weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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Discograms are controversial amongst spinal doctors because there is no great evidence to support or refute their use.
Complications may include disc infection (called diskitis), spinal fluid leak with headaches, and accelerated premature degeneration of discs because of placing a needle into the disc during the procedure (which damages small parts of the disc).

In brief: See below

Discograms are controversial amongst spinal doctors because there is no great evidence to support or refute their use.
Complications may include disc infection (called diskitis), spinal fluid leak with headaches, and accelerated premature degeneration of discs because of placing a needle into the disc during the procedure (which damages small parts of the disc).
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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