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Discogram performed today

Hi all!

I had a discogram performed today and boy was it painful! One step closer to finalizing a surgery date. While I knew L4-L5 and L5-S1 would hurt, L5-S1 more so, I was surprised by the pain generated by what appeared to be a normal L3-L4 on my MRI. The doc had to go up to L2-L3 to get a normal disc. What could this mean for surgery? I'm trying to prepare myself for what I might hear at my follow-up next week. I know a weaker disc above a fusion will lead to more issues and possibly to more surgery later on, which I'd like to avoid. Can something be done now to fix the problem?
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