When I met with the surgeon this week I thought we'd solidify the plan for a 360 fusion (L3-S1). But he said he previously thought a discogram wasn't necessary but he'd like to do one to have all the information he can. With the stainless steel used in my 1993 L4-S1 fusion all CT's, myelograms, and MRI's just are not really clear though we think we know what is going on in there.
The last discogram I had was in 1992 and was done almost like an outpatient procedure with some versed for relaxation. My Pain Management doctor's office does the discogram so I'll have it done there in their procedure suite. They say no versed but I think I talk him into a smidge toward the end. Then to the hospital for a CT right after the discogram.
So, after all that, the basis of my question is - have you had one lately? any sedation? how did it go? did it show what was really going on in your spine or did they find more during surgery? (this last question is really important to me).
2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos