Intervertebral discs represent the cushion-like substance that sits in between the vertebrae (bone) and serves as a shock absorber for the spine. The intervertebral disc can often by a source of pain. Discography describes a specialized procedure that can be used to identify and potentially treat the painful disc. Once the painful disc is identified, a minimally invasive treatment plan can be designed to decrease the pain.

How It Helps

A discography is effective as a diagnostic tool to help elucidate the pain generator. One option to help heal a degenerated disc involves introducing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the disc. This can be done at the time of discography.

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