Discogram in Corpus Christi, TX

33 Services ( View All )

About Discogram

To identify the underlying cause of spinal pain, a discogram or discography uses advanced medical imaging and a contrast solution to determine if patients have any structural damage to their spine. A discogram is generally used for men and women who still have chronic pain, even after trying conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or pain medication. Different from a typical medical exam, a discogram test allows our physicians to comprehensively examine your spine while identifying the type and level of damage. At Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX, we are excited to offer innovative exams that help our patients start to overcome their painful back symptoms. Please call and speak to our friendly staff about arranging an appointment for a discogram.

Discogram Technique

Based on how many discs we assess, discograms usually take about 30 – 60 minutes to complete and are performed in-office. At the beginning of your assessment, you will lie comfortably on your stomach underneath an x-ray machine. Next, we inject a contrast dye into your back and use the x-ray machine to take detailed images of your spinal column. This allows us to identify if you have any spinal fractures or injuries. Following your discogram, we monitor you for a brief period and allow you to return home and resume daily activities. Generally, patients may experience tenderness around the injection sites, but this should subside after a few hours.

A discogram or discography uses advanced imaging technology to help identify the underlying cause of your back pain and can help us determine what treatments work best for you. Please call Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX to learn more about this helpful diagnostic test.

Related Procedures

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.