A discography is a non-surgical diagnostic procedure done to identify damaged intervertebral discs. The intervertebral disc is tissue located between the bones of the spine, which cushion the vertebrae and allow for proper support and functioning. If a disc is damaged or ruptured, the inner fluid of the disc begins to leak and irritate the surrounding tissue. This can cause immense pain and inflammation, and if left untreated may evolve into disc bulge or disc herniation.
To diagnose disc damage, a discography is performed. X-ray contrast dye is employed at the site of concern by a thin needle, and through this process tears are detected. A PriMMed pain specialist may recommend a discography as part of the treatment plan, and in combination with additional procedures and therapies will help determine the best course of action for pain relief.
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