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Unfortunately I'm not talking about a back catalogue of albums here (just a catalogue of "back disasters!").

This procedure is also known as a Discogram, where they stick a (long) needle (with little pain relief) into your damaged discs and inject contrast material into them. You are then scanned to see where the damage is. The (excruciating) pain you feel is part of the diagnosis. :cry:
This is done where an MRI is inconclusive.

I'm really looking to see if any of you other "crocks" out there have been through this medieval form of torture! I would appreciate any comments or advice that you may have ie. with regards to allowed pain relief, drips, what to expect, and how you were for the following few days.

In some ways, I'm not sure I want to know, but better to be prepared I suppose.

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Cno

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That doesn't sound fun at all. When do you undergo the torture? Good luck with it Cno. 

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That doesn't sound fun at all. When do you undergo the torture? Good luck with it Cno. 

Cheers Ben

I have the prior-consultation next week, with the procedure likely towards the end of November.

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The wife gets something similar done. March this year she had the first procedure done and the next should be just before Christmas. What she has done is this. She has a worn out disc in the lower back. They x-ray her back to find the damage. She has a local in her back and then inject steroids into the area around the damaged disc. The effect can last weeks, months or even years it just depends on the back really. Her disc has worn out just down to growing old (shes 43 by the way). It can happen to anyone at anytime. Its not the same as you are having but along the same lines. Hope it goes well for you.

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The wife gets something similar done. March this year she had the first procedure done and the next should be just before Christmas. What she has done is this. She has a worn out disc in the lower back. They x-ray her back to find the damage. She has a local in her back and then inject steroids into the area around the damaged disc. The effect can last weeks, months or even years it just depends on the back really. Her disc has worn out just down to growing old (shes 43 by the way). It can happen to anyone at anytime. Its not the same as you are having but along the same lines. Hope it goes well for you.

Miggs,I'm sorry to hear about your wife and know what she must be going through.....I've had the steroid injections and the nerve zapping of the lower lumber facet joints; this is now the next step.

Thank you for the support

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CnoEvil wrote:
Unfortunately I'm not talking about a back catalogue of albums here (just a catalogue of "back disasters!"). This procedure is also known as a Discogram, where they stick a (long) needle (with little pain relief) into your damaged discs and inject contrast material into them. You are then scanned to see where the damage is. The (excruciating) pain you feel is part of the diagnosis. :cry: This is done where an MRI is inconclusive. I'm really looking to see if any of you other "crocks" out there have been through this medieval form of torture! I would appreciate any comments or advice that you may have ie. with regards to allowed pain relief, drips, what to expect, and how you were for the following few days. In some ways, I'm not sure I want to know, but better to be prepared I suppose. Cheers Cno

I suffer from dodgy backs. It'll be fine for months then, out of the blue, it just goes (happened a couple of weeks ago in bed when I stretched my legs). Mrs. P's physio tends to be very qualified in weak back muscles...

Wish you luck, it's a real pain (sorry for the pun)

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I suffer from dodgy backs. It'll be fine for months then, out of the blue, it just goes (happened a couple of weeks ago in bed when I stretched my legs). Mrs. P's physio tends to be very qualified in weak back muscles...

Wish you luck, it's a real pain (sorry for the pun)

Thx for that PP, appreciate it.

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Cno

I have had two discs removed from my neck so have great sympathy for your situation. Luckily for me MRI's were conclusive and surgery has brought a measure of relief. I have not had the procedure you describe and I hope its not too bad and that you get a definite diagnosis. Have a :beer: on me.

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Richard

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Cno

I have had two discs removed from my neck so have great sympathy for your situation. Luckily for me MRI's were conclusive and surgery has brought a measure of relief. I have not had the procedure you describe and I hope its not too bad and that you get a definite diagnosis. Have a :beer: on me.

Cheers

Richard

Richard, thanks for the support; it all helps....I don't know why, but it does.

I'll know more this time next week, as I'll have just gone through the procedure.

:cheers:

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Cno, good luck next week, hope all goes well. Report back when you can.

 

Miggs.

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Cno, good luck next week, hope all goes well. Report back when you can.

 

Miggs.

Cheers Miggs, will do; it'll certainly be a different sort of review. :O

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Well reporting back, as promised. Arrived at the hospital at 8am, and was in theatre by 9.15. I was wheeled, white faced and nervous (in that flattering gown, blue hat and sexy mutton- cloth pants), into the theatre. It seemed to be a ticketed event, as it was full of people who were there to learn...so it was with more than a little trepidation, that I felt my backside being put on display. Though I suppose the nurses have seen more than their fair share of hairy backsides. Everyone in close proximity were waring those red x-ray defeating vests...so I may be glowing in the dark for a while. I was washed with antiseptic, given the "wibbly wobbly" juice to remove anxiety, and "grounded" with an earth pad, due to the cutting edge tech that was being used. This was a machine that applied pressure to the disc very gradually (I heard someone say "stop, were now at 45 psi!"), to keep pain to a minimum. They tested 4 of my 5 lumber discs...3 had no pain, but L3/L4 induced the kind of pain that produces a string of expletives! Once the offending disc had been identified, they stuck an electrode into it and did some kind of pulse modulation thingy treatment for 15 mins. This was not as bad as it sounds, but the Doctor thought it was a good idea to show me the 7" electrode before inserting it......IT WASN'T! How do I feel now.... Sad Cno

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Sorry about the block of text...Mods had a bit of gardening to do (weeding to be more precise) :oops:

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Nice to see all is well (sort of). Hope you make a speedy recovery. The wife is having her next procedure in the new year. Hope all goes well for you.

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Nice to see all is well (sort of). Hope you make a speedy recovery. The wife is having her next procedure in the new year. Hope all goes well for you.

Miggs, thank you for the message of support....and please pass on my best to Mrs. Miggs, as I know how just thinking about it all, plays on your mind.

:cheers:

Cno

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