Originally Posted by old_n_gray
Depends on how much damage there is- the worse things are, the worse the pain will be- and when things aren't too bad it's no big deal. But if your back has been through a lot, and those discs are shredded all to heck then discogram injections into the bad discs can be horrendously painful. (sometimes worse than that)
If you've been doing a lot of heavy lifting for years and are the stoical type, the discs might be a lot worse than most folks, in which case you'd be better off getting a second opinion as to whether the discogram injections are really necessary. Many docs do them for the wrong reasons (and then the surgeon later tells you that there was no need for them in your case.)
But if you just injured your back once, I wouldn't worry too much.
My back is in bad shape it is into my foot the pain never goes away no matter with the Drs have done.I just do not know if would do any good to have on done when they the shots it was not fun lets of pressure and they hit a nerve two times
here is what my MRI said
I had a MRI in 2006 and this is it There is a grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4-L5 with a hemanioma in the L2 vertebral body, The conus medullaris terminates at the level of L1-L2 and shows normal signal. This is suggesttion or a small synovial cyst posterior to the bilateral L4-L5 facet articulation.Mild bone marrow edema adjacent to the facet articulations at L4-L5 and L5-S1 are likely related to sever degenerative/ arthritic changes. Mild T2 hyperintensity in the paravertebral soft tissues adjacent to the left L4-L5 facet articulation likely represents represents reactive change as well. At L1-L2 level no central canal or foraminal compromise.
At L2-L3 level no central canal or foraminal compromise
At the L-3-L4 level there is minmal bulge asmmetrically prominent to the right side. Central canal shows no significant compromise, Neural foramina show minimal narrowing bilaterally. There may be a right posterolateral annular tear.
At the L4-L5 level there is a diffuse disc bulge associated with bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. There is mild central canal stenosis at this level. There is mild left neural foraminal narowing. The right neural foramen remains patent.
At the L-5-S1 level there is a mild diffuse disc bulge associated with a posterior annular tear. the central canal is not stenotic. There is a mild neural forminal narrowing. The right neural foramen remains patent.
1. Atthe L4-L5 level there in mild central canal stenosis secondary to disc bulge, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy as well as severe facet hypertrophic degeneraive change bilaterally
2. Grade 1 anterolisthesis of the L4 and L5 that was the mri in 2006.
I just do not know if would do any good to have on done when they the shots it was not fun lets of pressure and they hit a nerve two times