Lumbar provocative discography

What is Lumbar provocative discography?

Lumbar provocative discography is an invasive diagnostic procedure to detect any pathology present in the vertebral disc area in patients who are suffering from severe low backache. In this discography needles are inserted through the back into the suspect area to detect which disc is damaged and need surgery. This procedure is helpful in patients whose MRI report could not reveal a clear diagnosi

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For past 2 months pain on left side of back and rib cage while lying in bed. Have seen Chiropractor and have some relief. Wake up with the pain @...

doctor1 MD

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It could be POSTURAL back ache

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Based on the description of symptoms, I think it is...

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My neurosurgeon order a anethetic discogram procedure to be completed on my back. I just had the anesthetic discogram last Friday (9/27/2013) to my...

doctor1 MD

Hi, thank you for your question.

The pain free period after such procedure varies from patient to patient, but average will be about 6 weeks.


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