Precision Diagnostic Disc Injections

Joseph Fortin
2000 Pain Physician  
plication. The value of discography lies in its ability to produce pain and thereby identify a "pain generator." This allows treatment to be based on the specific cause of pain. The three primary components of diagnostic disc injection are: provocation/analgesia, discometry, and nucleography. Despite the recent exponential growth of noninvasive spinal technology, diagnostic disc injection remains the sole direct method for definitively determining whether a disc is a physiological pain
more » ... . It is clear that discography is a safe and powerful complement to the overall clinical context.
doi:10.36076/ppj.2000/3/271 fatcat:ytqxwitefnfgpkdsyc7tyzszqy