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What should I expect during my myelogram?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Fairly routine

Some minor discomfort from the injection site and a small risk of a spinal headache, less than 10%.
Make sure you do not have an iodine allergy and you will most likely have a ct to follow it.

In brief: Fairly routine

Some minor discomfort from the injection site and a small risk of a spinal headache, less than 10%.
Make sure you do not have an iodine allergy and you will most likely have a ct to follow it.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Hopefully easy

You may be sedated, the radioligist will numb your back up and insert a tiny needle to inject a contrast agent.
He will take many xrays and then usually you will be taken to the ct room for a scan which will give high definition picutres of your spinal anatomy.

In brief: Hopefully easy

You may be sedated, the radioligist will numb your back up and insert a tiny needle to inject a contrast agent.
He will take many xrays and then usually you will be taken to the ct room for a scan which will give high definition picutres of your spinal anatomy.
Dr. Richard Guyer
Dr. Richard Guyer
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