Hoboken, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/03/2017 -- The Spine & Sports Health Center, a medical practice with three offices located in Hudson County, NJ, is pleased to announce that discography procedures are available. The pain specialists at their offices in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Bayonne, NJ, typically perform this procedure on patients who are suffering from severe back pain and have not found relief through conservative treatments. It is purely a diagnostic measure used to help the physicians determine the cause, and subsequent appropriate treatment, for their back pain.
Discography, or discogram, is a non-surgical, diagnostic procedure that helps The Spine & Sports Health Center's physicians discover if the pain a patient is feeling is being caused by one or more spinal discs. Specifically, the procedure involves pressurizing one or several of the patient's spinal discs at once, and injecting them with a sterile liquid that helps to determine whether or not the discs are causing the pain.
Any patient who chooses to undergo this procedure should keep in mind that he or she will need to stay awake. Anesthesia is not offered for this procedure because the patient needs to be able to communicate with the doctor about their pain levels throughout the entire procedure. A sedative can, however, be administered to help keep the patient calm and relaxed throughout. The patient will lie on his or her stomach for the length of the procedure. Once the patient is relaxed, the physician will clean and numb the areas on the patient's skin where the injections will take place. Next, the physician will insert one or several small needles into the patient's back with the aid of a fluoroscopic (X-ray) unit, inject the sterile liquid, and then work with the patient to determine if he or she does or doesn't feel pain.
The procedure takes up to an hour to complete, and patients may experience soreness where the needles were inserted. Ultimately, what The Spine & Sports Health Center's physicians discover during the patient's discography will determine the type of pain treatment option, or procedure, the patient will need in order to find relief for their back pain.
To learn more about discography and what types of patients typically undergo this procedure, or to speak with one of the pain specialists at their offices in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Bayonne, NJ, please give them a call at 201-533-9200, or fill out a contact form online.
About The Spine & Sports Health Center
The Spine & Sports Health Center helps individuals find relief from spine and joint pain, and injuries, using the latest pain management treatment techniques. Their doctors and team of specialists treat: neck, back, and spine pain; sports injuries; sciatica; neuropathy; and more. They have three convenient locations in Hudson County, New Jersey—Bayonne, Jersey City, and Hoboken.
To learn more about The Spine & Sports Health Center, read reviews, or request a consultation, please visit them on the web at http://www.spinesportshc.com.