A Discogram can Find the Source of Your Chronic Back Pain

If you’ve tried what feels like “everything” to relieve your back pain, a discogram could give you answers. Pinpointing your pain is our goal when we perform a discogram, explains Kurt Schellhas, MD. We use X-ray guidance (called fluoroscopy) to carefully place a needle into the center of your disc. Once the point of pain is located, we can inject a strong, local anesthetic right into the disc to relieve your pain. The procedure often involves injecting several discs and patients are able to walk out of the appointment, often feeling immediate relief. Watch this video to find out more about how discograms work:

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