I had a discogram done on Wednesday, L4-L5 and L5-S1. I went in prepared for the worst but the procedure itself wasn't as bad as the ESI's I've had done in the past! Pressurization of the discs wasn't painful, my pain really kicked in afterward. I hadn't taken any of my pain meds before the procedure, was at about a 7 on the pain scale. They gave me Versed and Fentanyl to bring me down to about a 4. After we were done I was sitting in the recovery area and they wanted me to walk. I took about 6 steps and my back pain shot up to about an 8! They gave me Vicodin and told me to take it every 4 hours. It's been high ever since. My concern is that since they didn't re-create my pain when pressurizing the discs does this mean the disc isn't the source of my pain? Or does the post-procedure pain indicate something still? I'm still at a 6 or 7 taking my pain meds every 4 hours, hope that eases soon!