Discography

A discography is a diagnostic procedure that allows a physician to locate a patient's source of pain. For the procedure, a contrast dye is injected into the center of a spinal disc to determine where the pain is coming from. At American Spine, our physicians follow precautionary procedures for every surgery to reduce the risk of infection and complications.

For a discography, a local anesthetic, such as Lidocaine or Marcain, is used to numb the surgical area. Your doctor will ask you to report on your sensations throughout the injection to determine if it has targeted the right area. The goal is to determine if the injection reproduces your normal pain. 

A discography is ordered to see if a patient's pain stems from a disc and to identify other abnormalities of the disc. A doctor might find the presence of a disc herniation, fissure, or tear in the disc. These problems could indicate the source of pain or other symptoms associated with the root problem.

If you or someone you know continues to have pain after treatment, talk to an American Spine physician about your candidacy for a discography. If you have persistent pain after medication therapy, physical therapy, or epidural steroid injection, a discography could be advantageous for you.

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CERRITOS

11911 Artesia Blvd., #205
Cerritos, CA 90701


CORONA

1810 Fullerton Ave., #104
Corona, CA 92881


LAKE ELSINORE

1810 Fullerton Ave., #104
Corona, CA 92881


MISSION VALLEY

2878 Camino Del Rio South, #120
San Diego, CA 92108


NORTHRIDGE

9335 Reseda Blvd., #102
Northridge, CA 91324


ORANGE

1500 E. Katella Ave., Bldg D.
Orange, CA 92867


RANCHO BERNARDO

15817 Bernardo Center Dr., #105
San Diego, CA 92127


SAN BERNARDINO

370 West 6th St., #100
San Bernardino, CA 92401


SAN JACINTO

1695 S San Jacinto Ave., #1-1
San Jacinto, CA. 92582


SANTA ANA

800 N Tustin, #1
Santa Ana, CA 92705

UPLAND/RANCHO CUCAMONGA

330 E. 7th St., 2nd Floor
Upland, CA 91786


VICTORVILLE / HESPERIA / APPLE VALLEY

15462 Main St.
Hesperia, CA 92345


SAN GABRIEL / EAST LA

207 Santa Anita Street, Suite 336
San Gabriel, CA 91776

SAN JOSE

150 N Jackson Ave.
San Jose, Ca 95116


Laguna Hills

25251 Paseo De Alicia Suite #204
Laguna Hills California, 92653