Discography (also called a “discogram”) is a diagnostic procedure to help determine if certain spinal discs are the source of pain. During the procedure, the doctor injects dye into a spinal disc which raises the pressure within the disc. If the increase in pressure causes pressure or pain, it can be a sign that the disc is diseased. Depending on the result of the discography, the patient may be a candidate for pain management treatment, such as IDET (IntraDiscal Electrothermal Therapy) or surgery.

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