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What does it meant to have a provocative discogram?
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Reproduce symptoms
Provocative exam relative to a discogram means they are trying to recreate your pain symptoms to determine which disc is causing your pain.

In brief: Reproduce symptoms
Provocative exam relative to a discogram means they are trying to recreate your pain symptoms to determine which disc is causing your pain.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: All are provocative
It means that the injection of sterile contrast and water into the disc is meant to provoke a response.
A normal response is no pain or a pressure sensation. A degenerative disc may cause an ache or pain that is not similar to your pain and its pattern of distribution while a concordant or exact pain response is one recreating the typical pain over the typical distribution- the pain is provoked, .

In brief: All are provocative
It means that the injection of sterile contrast and water into the disc is meant to provoke a response.
A normal response is no pain or a pressure sensation. A degenerative disc may cause an ache or pain that is not similar to your pain and its pattern of distribution while a concordant or exact pain response is one recreating the typical pain over the typical distribution- the pain is provoked, .
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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