Lumbar Discography

A discogram, also known as disc stimulation, is a brief outpatient diagnostic procedure that is performed in order to identify painful discs in the spine. This procedure is purely diagnostic in that it will only help your physician to determine if one of the discs in your spine is responsible for your typical pain symptoms. Discography will do nothing to improve pain, and in fact patients are advised to expect a temporary increase in pain for one or more days after this procedure.