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What are the potential benefits of discography?

Dr. John C. Lipman, MD
Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

Based on physical exam and imaging, it is sometimes difficult to determine which spinal level is responsible for the patient's pain, and one which potentially could be corrected by surgery. Diskography attempts to answer this question.

Intermountain Registered Dietitians
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

Diskography has several potential benefits:

  • Can diagnose whether your pain is caused by material leaking from torn spinal disk(s)
  • Can result in a more precise plan for disk surgery or identify whether disk surgery is not required
  • Does not require a hospital stay

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