Discography Examination

Discography is a test in which, with x-ray guidance, a needle is inserted into the disc space, most commonly in the low back area, to better diagnose persistent pain that is caused by disruption of the discs, whether herniated or damaged. This aids in treating pain originating from those discs.

After this test is done, treatment options can include laser treatment to the disc to stop it from hurting and sealing tears that have occurred into the disc, to more aggressive therapy like complete removal of the disc and placing a spacer of bone. That is usually considered a fusion.

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