Discography can help a back specialist determine the cause of back and neck pain, especially if other 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:
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, regenerative medicine, physical therapy or medication.