About A Discogram
A discogram, also referred to as a discography, is a diagnostic method that looks at the intervertebral discs that exist in the spine in order to determine whether there is a present injury to any of the spinal structures. In most cases, this test is performed on individuals with long-term discomfort that has not been improved with conventional methods. Different from a normal physical evaluation, a discogram provides a complete image of the spine in order to identify the amount and location of any damage or injury that may be causing pain and discomfort. At Tricity Pain Associates, our team of pain management experts uses discogram testing to evaluate and determine any underlying conditions that may be contributing to chronic pain. Contact our state-of-the-art Kyle, TX facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation with one of our skilled physicians.
What to Expect
Conducted within our Kyle, TX facility, a discogram lasts around 30 minutes to an hour. Prior to the start of the test, you will lie on your stomach on an x-ray table and contrast dye will be carefully injected into certain spinal discs. Using innovative, x-ray imaging technology, we will take images of your spine to discover any places where an injury or damage may be present. Once your discogram test is complete, you might need to be monitored for some time before you can leave our office to go back home. Some patients notice slight swelling or soreness around the injection site, but this should diminish over time.
Learn more about discogram diagnostic testing by contacting our Kyle, TX facility to schedule a consultation.