A discogram is a common diagnostic test that is used to examine the intervertebral discs of the spine to pinpoint the area and cause of back pain. During the procedure, a special dye is injected into the injured disc or series of discs. The dye makes the disc visible on a fluoroscope monitor and x-ray film, allowing medical professionals to get a better look at the damaged area and determine where the back pain is stemming from.
A discogram can reveal plenty about what is going on with your body and why you are in so much pain; it happens to be one of the most informative diagnostic tests that can be performed.
Who Needs a Discogram?
A discogram is a relatively invasive procedure, which is something to consider before coming in. This is not a treatment for pain nor a method to alleviate pain symptoms, but rather a way to discover where the source of pain is. With the information a discogram can provide, several appropriate therapies can be suggested for your particular issue, such as:
- Chiropractic therapy
- Physical therapy
- Preventive and therapeutic stretching
- Stem cell therapy
- Joint injections
It is our goal to help patients find solutions and answers to their discomfort. We understand how debilitating chronic back pain can be and what an impact it can have on your quality of life. Dr. Shaikh and the entire Crescent Pain Relief team are strong advocates for finding the source of the pain and treating the root of the problem.
As a leading pain management clinic, we are dedicated to helping our patients find the best treatment options and solutions for them. We understand that every patient is different and may therefore require a customized treatment plan. If you are experiencing low back pain and the symptoms that go along with disc-related conditions, or if you want to learn more about what to expect from a discogram at Crescent Pain Relief, please contact us today and speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.