Discograms are advanced nonsurgical diagnostic tests performed by the region’s leading pain management experts at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C., a medical group affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY.
In addition to providing anesthesia care for patients before, during, and after surgery, Nassau Anesthesia Associates has anesthesiologists with advanced training in the field of pain management. We utilize the most advanced nonsurgical techniques for treating acute and chronic pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments.
A discogram, also referred to as a diskogram or discography, is a diagnostic imaging test used to identify the source of a patient’s back pain. More specifically, a discogram helps determine whether a specific intervertebral disc is causing the pain. Intervertebral discs are sponge-like cushions between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine. They act as shock absorbers for the spine, providing flexibility and protection for the vertebrae. If injured, intervertebral discs can cause tremendous pain and significantly impair functionality of the spine.