I have not had a chance to talk with my spine surgeon. I just had a discogram of L5-S1 disc and experienced the worst pain in my life when he injected (I assume iodine?) in the disc during the procedure. I've dealt with bad pain in the past, chronic migraines, torn muscles, broken bones etc. playing semi-pro volleyball but never even thought the human body was capable of feelinng this level of pain. How am I supposed ot interpret these results? Current symptoms have been back pain with radiating pain down back of right leg and numbess in right foot. I had L5-S1 discectomy 2 years ago. I reinjured this area 2 months ago and was hopinng I could get another discectomy and return to sports. Does the extreme pain during disccogram suggest that fusion is a better alternative? I know I should wait an talk to my doc, but has anyone had this kin dof pain during a discogram?