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My CT myelogram experience

Jeffk911JJeffk911 Posts: 2
edited 05/15/2015 - 10:27 PM in Lower Back Pain
I had to have CT myelogram as MRI was inconclusive on drop foot. I searched online looking for other people's experience as this was my first one. There was not a lot I could find and the ones I did were mostly about their negative experience. I felt it might be helpful for me to add my experience. I was obviously anxious after countless epidurals done with sedation and was told this procedure was performed completely without any type of anesthesia other than Lidocaine. Well, I'm here to say it was a piece of cake. Procedure was performed at a radiology center and began very much like a typical MRI. First stop is the fluoroscope and the needle. After cleaning the area, the lidocaine is injected and it was no worse than having blood taken. The lidocaine barely stung and the rest of the process was a breeze. Yes, there is some pressure when the dye is injected but nothing that causes any distress. If there was any discomfort at all, the only hiccup was an odd cramping in the buttock, thigh area as the dye hits it, but nothing to worry about. And it passes quickly. They roll you around on the table - 5 Minute CAT scan and for me a follow up X-ray. Then, all done. They ask you to lie on your back fro the rest of day to avoid the dreaded headache that I did not get. So, for those of you (like me) who research every procedure prior to getting one, rest assured this one is not one to be anxious over. Save that anxiety for the upcoming bill. : )


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 05/16/2015 - 7:59 AM
    It very nice to here good news and good experience!

    As others may be in similar situation and research, as you did, it is good to find the personal experience on this post :)

    Thank you for sharing what you have been through!
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