Discogram is a diagnostic procedure (a test), that is considered if a physician suspects that the patient’s pain originates from an inflamed disc. A small needle is expertly inserted into the middle of the suspected disc under X-Ray guidance. Contrast is then injected under pressure to simulate increase pressure during various daily activities (lifting, bending and twisting which increase the pain). If increasing the pressure in the disc reproduces the patient’s symptoms, the test is considered positive.
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