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How can discography help find the cause of pain?

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Discography is a test for people who are considering surgery for their back pain. Doctors also use it when they want to do tests before deciding on a treatment. During this test, a dye is injected into the disk that’s thought to be causing the pain. The dye outlines damaged areas on X-rays.

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain.”

PubMed Journals: “The Impact of Discography on the Surgical Decision in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Radiologyinfo.org: “Nerve Blocks.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain.”

PubMed Journals: “The Impact of Discography on the Surgical Decision in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Radiologyinfo.org: “Nerve Blocks.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

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