Well, I am scheduled for a discogram in about 4 days, and I have read a lot about it. I want to know. . .does it really, really hurt? Good grief. I had a lumbar laminectomy in 1995, a lumbar fusion L4-5 in 2007 with a spire plate, and an XLIF fusion in 2008, L4-L5. Still have lower back pain, groin pain, and pain down L leg all the way, and right to the knee. There's scar tissue by the 2007 surgery site, now trying to find out if something else could be wrong.
So like I said, I've got this thing scheduled. I have had an EMG test before which was pretty bad, and when they hit that one part of my lower back, that was it. Pain through the roof and the test was over. . .still, I cried for about 2 hours. I am no wuss, but I don't relish this hurting and I am scared. So can anybody give me the real honest lowdown? Thanks.