I had my discogram yesterday and I am so happy to have that behind me, although it wasn't bad at all.
My L4 disc didn't hold the dye at all =( The disc above and below are in so so shape, they at least held the dye. I guess I have several holes in L4 (my surgeon thought I had a small tear). I will be talking to my surgeon hopefully next week in regards to the results. I was hoping to get any advise or thoughts any of you may have.
Here are my thoughts, after talking to my doctor that did the discogram (who was amazing btw). He feels that my two options will be fusion or SCS. Which is what my surgeon has talked about in the past.
My huge dilema is do I go for the fusion, and then have the option of the SCS if needed later. Keep in mind, I am fully aware of how serious a fusion is, I don't take it lightly at all. Or, do I just get a SCS and see what kind of pain relief I get. My #1 concern is permanent nerve damage, if I get the SCS first, am I just delaying the obvious. It's such a huge decision. Thank you so much for listening. It helps to put my thoughts into words and have people read it that I know understand. This site has been such a blessing to me over the last year and a half.