Discography is an advanced diagnostic tool that allows a pain management physician to evaluate the structure of spinal discs. National Pain Institute offers discography for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What is Discography?
Discography is an advanced diagnostic tool that is used at National Pain Institute to locate and identify abnormalities inside the spinal discs. Other techniques, such as x-rays and MRIs do not provide sufficient insight to recognize the types of interventional pain management therapies that will best help you.
What Are the Benefits of Discography?
The more details that your pain management physician has about the health of your spinal discs, the better the recommended therapies will help you and your primary physician find the right solution for your chronic pain condition. No other available technologies provide the such detailed insight into the health of your spinal discs.
Am I a Candidate for Discography?
If you have been diagnosed with a condition that involves chronic pain that may stem from damage inside the spinal discs, we may recommend discography.
How Is Discography Performed?
A discogram is a type of x-ray that uses contrast dye to highlight damage inside the spinal disc. We use a special technique of imaging to position the needle inside the disc and then inject the dye. The dye highlights any abnormalities in the disc.
What Should I Expect After Discography?
After your discogram, we have you relax in our recovery area and drink fluids to clear the dye from your system. The physician may discuss the funding with you at that time or contact you to discuss the results.
How Are the Results of Discography Used in My Treatment?
The results of your discography are shared with your primary physician, as well as any specialists who may be treating the underlying condition that is causing your chronic pain. The team of physicians at National Pain Management use the results as a foundation for our interventional pain management recommendations.
Discography is an innovative technology that allows pain management physicians to evaluate the condition of spinal discs on a level of detail that is not available through other imaging techniques. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers discography for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.