Definition of Lumbar discography (discogram)

Reviewed on 3/23/2020

Lumbar discography: an interventional diagnostic imaging test used to help identify the source of back pain in patients who have not responded to non-surgical treatments. Using X-ray guidance, contrast dye is injected into the center of one or more spinal discs, which can temporarily reproduce back pain symptoms and help diagnose if a particular disc is causing back pain. Lumbar discography may be indicated in patients with disabling lower back pain, groin pain, hip pain, and/or leg pain.


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Aathi R Thiyagarajah, MD. Discography. Medscape. Updated: Sep 08, 2016.

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