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has anyone had a problem w/ a diskogram?

kkfoster76kkkfoster76 Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:44 AM in Lower Back Pain
I just had a diskogram this past Monday and the pain was unreal. When he got around the L5 S1 area I heard and felt a pop. I also felt this pop when I had an epidural a month or so ago. Has anyone ever had this happen before? Do you know what it could be? I've had several epidurals before and have never had that happen before and it honestly has scared me.


  • i am due an discography soon myself .as for as i know {from others } this can happen and your back will be worse for a few days /weeks just bear with it hun
  • I don't know about the popping thing but I did have some "weird" things happen. My supposed test disc had way too much pressure on it and I had to tell them to stop. It felt like it was going to burst. I also had a LOT of pain. It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced, though I am glad I made it through it.

    At any rate, you should definitely ask your doctor about it. (The doctor who did my discogram was very informative and encouraged a lot of questions beforehand - which was great.)
  • well, I went back to my doc. He said that my diskogram was abnormal. He said it was my lower (L5-S-1) was where the problem was...duh I could have told them that but anyways he said there was nothing he could do to help me and I was just going to have to live w/ it for the rest of my life and he suggested I go find a pain clinic....I just don't understand...there is something wrong and he doesn't want to fix it is how I feel. I'm going to see my Primary again to see what to do next. I don't want to be in pain like this the rest of my life and I sure as heck don't want to be taking meds for the rest of my life either! Wish me luck....I sure as heck need it!
  • Kelly what did your other tests show? Is it a herniation or something else? He wouldnt explain why he couldnt do anything? Maybe if you call him and ask...often we sit in the office in shock when we hear something like that. I think it's a valid question to ask what is the problem and why can't he do something.
  • the MRI stated herniation at L5-S1 from the dictation...I can't find the paper right now..only the one for my upper which he ordered and I have several problems w/ that which he never took care of...I really think he was just going through the motions....collecting as much money as he could...I've called his nurse cause when I went to see him last I did have a very bad miagrane and couldn't really focus on what to ask...I have more confidence in my regular doc than this guy...whom he released me to...so I'm going to him next week to go over all my records...hopefully I'll have some better luck next week!
  • Don't be afraid to go to another specialist. Not sure who you were seeing but sounds like you need a good neurologist and then a neurosurgeon.

    There must be some explanation for why he says he can't help. I like the idea of a neurologist first becaue he can trace your pain back to what the tests show. Surgeons sometimes are quick to fix what is easy.

    Good luck next week.
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