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How are discograms typically performed?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Injection of dye

A long needle is placed sterilely into the middle of the disk to be tested.
X-ray dye is injected and the person reports whatever they feel (if anything). The more specific the person can be the better. The test is also followed by x-rays and often ct. But the person's report of symptoms is the most important part of the test.

In brief: Injection of dye

A long needle is placed sterilely into the middle of the disk to be tested.
X-ray dye is injected and the person reports whatever they feel (if anything). The more specific the person can be the better. The test is also followed by x-rays and often ct. But the person's report of symptoms is the most important part of the test.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Paine generator

This is a test used to reproduce your back pain.
For example an MRI does not tell us which level causes pain. Only what levels look " bad". In a disco gram a needle is inserted into the disc and pressurized with water. A good disc does not reproduce pain. The bad disc will and the dr. Doing the test will note this. This test adds another piece to the puzzle from where your pain is coming from.

In brief: Paine generator

This is a test used to reproduce your back pain.
For example an MRI does not tell us which level causes pain. Only what levels look " bad". In a disco gram a needle is inserted into the disc and pressurized with water. A good disc does not reproduce pain. The bad disc will and the dr. Doing the test will note this. This test adds another piece to the puzzle from where your pain is coming from.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
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