the discogram was a breeze. a total cake walk. BUT, the pain afterwards is horrible. i cant even sit down. feels like grinding in my back. every move is painful. they gave me demerol but it last like 30 minutes.
do not worry about the discogram itself. they put you to sleep and i couldnt believe it was already over. nurse said i was talking crazy and she was having fun with me. just be sure to have your pain meds. DONT RUN OUT EARLY.
you were right. discogram was nothing. thanks again for confinence.[/QUOTE][/COLOR]
I am just curious, if they put you to sleep, how did they recreate your pain? From everything that I have read about discograms, they give you a relaxant and a mild pain reliever and then stick needles into discs to try to recreate the pain that you say that you are having.
If you take your pain meds, how will they know when you are in pain? There is no meter for pain, is there? Is this something new that is not on the net yet? Last I heard, there is no way to measure pain, only inflammation. The nerves send a signal up the spinal cord to the brain. If you block these nerve ending with pain killers, the pain signals can't get to the brain and then the brain can't register the pain and they can't recreate it. We are still in the stone ages when it comes to figuring out pain, what creates it, how to measure it, and how to stop it. I would be really surprised if you were put to sleep. Maybe you were given an amneistiac type drug first. They do this a lot of with painful procedures where they need for you to be awake.