Discography Diagnostic Injection for Pain Management

A discography is a non-surgical technique used by a back specialist to diagnose the cause of back pain. It’s often used to help create a treatment plan for chronic back pain relief. The majority of the adult population in the United States will experience lower back pain during their lifetime. It is the leading cause of disability claims and the 5th most common cause for a visit to the doctor’s office.

Discography can help a back specialist determine the cause of back and neck pain, especially if other diagnostic tools such as an MRI are failing to reveal issues with the discs. While the procedure is minimally invasive, it’s most commonly recommended for patients who have debilitating pain in their:

  • Lower back
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Legs

It may also be recommended for those who have been unable to reach a diagnosis through other means or for whom other treatments are failing to provide chronic back pain relief.

Discography can help a spinal doctor find the source of the pain, including micro tears in the discs, and develop the right treatment options going forward. It helps the doctor tailor the treatment to the needs of the patient, thanks to the accurate diagnosis of each disc. Treatment options might include endoscopic discectomy, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy or medication.


  • To see if you are a good candidate for a discography diagnostic injection, take our pain evaluation questionnaire and someone from our office will follow-up with you as soon as possible.



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