Spinal Discography: A Diagnostic Tool for Back Pain in Austin

A spinal discography is a diagnostic tool that is minimally invasive and helps doctors diagnose the source of back pain. It involves injecting a dye into the spinal disc to see if there are any oddities. During a lumbar provocative discography, the doctor will insert a needle into the center of a disc with the help of fluoroscopy, a type of X-ray that allows the doctor to see the needle in real-time. The doctor will then inject contrast dye into the disc. The dye will show up on an X-ray, so the doctor can see if the disc is causing the pain.

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If you have severe back pain, a discography may be helpful to see if a spinal disc is the source of your pain. This procedure is for those that have undergone non-surgical measures, such as physical therapy, and exercise. It is simply a diagnostic tool, not a treatment for back pain.

Treatments we do provide for back pain include:

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Our physicians are dedicated to providing excellent service to the Austin area and not just temporarily treat your pain, but fully eliminate it! Talk to us about your pain and we’ll see what diagnostic tools are best suited for you.