Reasons you may not be able to
have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
Being pregnant. A myelogram is not usually done
during pregnancy, because the radiation could damage the developing baby (fetus).
able to lie still during the test.
Having had prior surgery on your
spine or having a curved spine, severe
arthritis, or some types of spinal injuries or
defects. These conditions make it hard to place the needle with the dye into
the spinal canal.
What To Think About
Keeping your head higher than your body after a
myelogram may help prevent or reduce side effects of the test, such as
headache, nausea, and vomiting.
CT scan or an MRI has replaced the need
for a myelogram in many cases.