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Question: Have had a series of 3 spinal injections with discograms, discography, fluroscopy. MD wants to do so again. No point it didn't help the pain lower lumbar L-3, L-4, L-5 which runs down the back of right leg - sciatic nerve. What other alternatives can I suggest to the orthopedist - have begun phys. therapy which seems to help. Thank You so much for your help. Sincerely, Lisa Tiffany
Answer: Dear Lisa Tiffany,
A discography cannot treat a condition since it is just a diagnostic test that allows doctors to plan for a type of therapy versus another, depending on the problem discovered.
Discographies are usually done to find out if back pain is caused by a degenerated disc and which ones.
For people with degenerative disc disease the treatments that are available include:
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