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Sedation for myelogram?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Lower Back Pain
Is sedation possible for a myelogram? I will call the doctor, but wanted toknow if it is possible before I call. Thanks, Pat


  • and I was begging for it, but my doc doesn't believe in it. I was one hot mess, let me tell you!! lol Just couldn't handle one more needle prick, any more pain. But I was very fortunately to have a wonderful technician who did the procedure. He talked to me for quite a while, calming me down, explaining everything. Then as he did the procedure, he spoke to me calmly, encouraging me every step of the way.

    In the end, I did fine. It wasn't the most fun I've ever had, but it was manageable.

    To this day, though, when I get nerve blocks or such, I do get twilight sedation and it makes it so much better for me. I understand the desire for the sedation.

    I would definitely ask your doctor what his protocol is.

    Good luck,

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    My myelograms where done back in 1974 and then in 1978. The first was done while I was an inpatient at a hospital, so I was already a bit sedated due to problems.
    The one in 1978 was done in a clinic type environment with no sedation. But honestly, I was so bent on getting the results that I didnt think about being sedated prior to the procedure.
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  • My Doctor ordered me to take a shot of morphine and a shot of valium. It worked OK but the morphine made me nausous. I would have much reather had conscous sedation but they needed me to be able to roll. The test its self was VERY uncomfortable for about 5 minutes and then I felt fine. My radiologists was very nice too and that made a big difference.
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