discogram or discography
Discover the cause of your spinal pain with a minimally invasive Discogram or Discography procedure.
WHAT IS A DISCOGRAM OR DISCOGRAPHY?
This minimally invasive diagnostic procedure called a discogram or discography is performed to determine if one or more discs in the spinal column is the cause of a patient’s back pain. A special dye is injected into the suspected discs and then an x-ray is used to to examine the discs for injuries or issues, made visible by the dye. This imaging test may temporarily reproduce the patient’s back pain symptoms but generally subsides within several hours and the outcome should provide physicians with information to determine next steps in the patient’s path to healing.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT DISCOGRAM OR DISCOGRAPHY:
- Assesses whether or not a specific intervertebral disc is involved in causing your back pain symptoms
- Procedure is usually completed within one hour, depending on how many disc levels your doctor wants to evaluate
- Generally a one-time procedure purely for diagnostic purposes
- Procedure is minimally invasive and done on an outpatient basis
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY DISCOGRAM OR DISCOGRAPHY:
- Chronic Back Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury