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Discograms

Discogram, also known as a discography, is a procedure designed to diagnose neck and lower back pain. Discography is currently utilized to diagnose the cause of axial low back pain, or neck pain that is or is not accompanied by pain in the extremities. Noninvasive evaluations such as magnetic resonance imaging (an MRI) are usually conducted initially and if the results are inconclusive then discography may be recommended. This type of diagnostic tool becomes especially useful when other evaluations are unable to pinpoint whether diseases of the sacroiliac or facet joints may be responsible for the pain.