Diagnosing Back Issues with Discography

If you suffer from chronic back pain in Florida, you should visit a doctor at a spine center or spine institute near you as soon as possible. Chronic back pain and severe lower back pain can significantly affect your lifestyle, and a doctor at a spine center can diagnose the root cause of your back pain. Back pain can result from a variety of underlying medical conditions, including herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and sciatica.

Discography is a high-tech, effective diagnostic tool used in spine centers to diagnose causes of back pain. If previous back pain or herniated disc treatments were unsuccessful, a doctor at your spine institute will recommend that you undergo Discography. The procedure takes less than an hour, and is performed on an outpatient basis at your spine center.

Before the Discography procedure, your spine center physician will administer a local anesthetic. He’ll then utilize X-ray guidance to inject radio-opaque dye into the discs of your spine. When viewing your discs on the X-ray, he will see if the dye leaks out of the disc, indicating that you have a herniated disc, bulging disc, or degenerative disc disease.

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