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discogram tomorrow help please!!!!

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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:27 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi to all. I am new her but been reading topics occasionally. I have had pain in Rt. buttock for two years next month. I was on my daily run of 3 miles and a gorgeous spring day when i felt a pop in my back, hip, not sure exactly. I have been in pretty severe , burning pain since then. Multiple injections , MRI showed sl. bulging l-3, l-4, seen 4-5 different MD'sI I had a PM that later I found out was lousy lots of meds, injections, and still no diagnosis. I have a new PM that is a 2 hour drive away we are a rural state, mostly. So she has done diagnostic facet inj., epidural inj, SI joint inj. all negative. Tomorrow i am having a discogram, that they said is painful to see if I have some kind of tear. Right now I am scared, in pain but on pain meds oxyc. 40, and oxycod., My rt. butt cheek burns all the time and has for 2 years. All I want is a diagnosis I am 50 and was in good health.running going to gym etc. I would appreciate any encouraging words I have birthed eight children all without pain meds. or epidurals so i know I can do acute pain. But this two year old chronic pain is becoming more than I can deal with. Please help.


  • Hi leliemb

    Looks like you may be on your way for your discogram, and i hope it goes well! I remember when they did mine for lumbar herniations 10 years ago... wasn't the most pleasant of procedures.. they poked at 2 discs... one was fine and didn't bother or hurt at all... but the shall we say problematic one... hurt alot alot when they poked it. I had to look at that as a good thing! At least i got a diagnosis! Believe it or not my MRI had been normal, and they were beginning to talk about sending me to counsellors making me think they didn't believe i was in PAIN! anyway.. the discogram proved there was a problem, and my lumbar surgery went fine (i was 30 at the time!) For a woman who'se managed natural childbirth... i'd say this will be a walk in the park lol! I screamed epidural for that!!

    Hope you get some answers
    L4-L5 fusion 1998; ACDF C4-6 2008; DDD
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