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What is Discography?

Lower back pain is a common problem that is often caused by herniated or deteriorating spinal discs in the lumbar region. When a spinal disc is damaged or deteriorating with age, the soft gel-like substance inside the disc can bulge or seep outside the harder shell. This can cause pressure and inflammation that can affect nerves, causing lower back pain. To find an effective treatment, the disc damage must first be diagnosed and identified. One diagnostic tool used at Medici Medical Arts for spinal disc damage is discography.

Discography helps identify discs that have tears and may be leaking fluid. To perform discography, a guided injection is placed in the suspected discs in the lumbar back region, as well as other discs that are less likely to have damage. The injection contains a contrast agent that will illuminate the discs when a CT scan is performed. Once the injections are completed, a CT scan can show whether the injected discs have damage. The suspected problem discs can be compared against the “control” disc that is not damaged to identify the problem areas.

Benefits of Discography

To determine the best treatment option to relieve chronic lower back pain, it is necessary to pinpoint the exact source. Spinal discs are a common source of back pain, but it is crucial to determine the exact discs that have damage. Discography is a valuable tool that can show the small tears and leaks that are difficult to view through other types of imaging. It can give our physicians a clearer picture of what treatment plan will best relieve the pain for the patient. This is whether it involves non-invasive or conservative treatments of the spine or endoscopic surgery to repair the disc.

If you have chronic lower back pain and it is suspected that spinal disc damage could be the source, discography may be recommended to identify the damaged discs. Contact our team at Medici Medical Arts to schedule a consultation if you are experiencing chronic back pain and want to find a treatment plan that will give you relief.

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Medici Medical Arts

4.8 / 5.0

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Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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