Lumbar discography is an injection that is used to estimate the patients with back pain who have not responded to wide conformist (nonsurgical) care regimens. To a lumber fusion, this is most common use of discography is for surgical planning prior. This procedure is simple which uses a small needle in order to inject contrast dye into your disc. As we all know that Ct and MRI shows your pain and it cannot prove pain source.
This test has been suggested as a means of testing the lumbar disc as it cause back pain. The technique also helps you to identify the conditions like painful disc levels in anticipation of surgery, internal disc disruption and more. Generally, Lumbar Discography is done if you think pain major enough for you to think more advanced treatment options. This test is also known as disc stimulation and after this procedure for two or three days, you have to tolerate temporary increase in pain.