Hi,my ortho thinks I need a l4-s1 fusion, had cronic back pain for ten years. had many xrays mri's and yesterday my ortho gave me a Discogram l3-s1,my problem is after about 15 min of getting stuck like a pin cusion and getting all kinds of leg and back pain he told me he had to stop becuse he could not get by the facete joints ! He said it was causing me too much pain but I did not tell him to stop,I asked if he got any info at all he said no he said i would have to do the Discogram over ,I think he said they woud do it another way ? Hs office called me today to tell me to come in thursday to have it done I think a nuro this time .I told them I might not make it in on thurs because I cant hardly walk today even with the morphine and I need to get more info such as how come the ortho could not reach my discs with the shots and what would the new doc do to make it work,and why was this so painful for me even know they did not even inject the disc or the dye ? I felt like he kept hitting nerves ,shooting pain down right leg . About half way through I told the doc I needed to stop for just a min because my lower back was going into a spasm.I need some advise ,is this common ?