I am at the point of deciding upon a revision surgery (L4-S1) and yesterday my surgeon ordered a discogram for L3 and L2 to better define the origin of my pain. A recent MRI was not definitive. I am awaiting a call back for scheduling of the procedure, but I am "getting chicken."
I reviewed the SH files for info about this procedure, but would like input that is most current in regards to anesthesia, pain level, temporary debilitation, confidence/success in procedure, etc.
Last November I had an ESI X2 in my SI w/o any sedation and I swore I would never do that again. Am I facing the same or worse? If it is an insurance issue I will gladly lay down my wallet/credit card on the counter and pay for any anesthesia. To me, that was similar to having a cavity filled without any novacaine. Don't want to do that again, if possible.
Your thoughts / input?