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    Old 10-21-2002, 01:05 PM   #1
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    dmg HB User
    Myelogram - what am I in for?


    I am posting 2 boards to get any info I can. I have a myleogram scheduled for Thurs. this week, both cervical and lumbar. An MRI cannot be done since I have had fusion surgery and their and rods/screws in my lower back. Is this a good diagnostic tool? What will it tell? I have had cervical symptoms for over a year and lower back/groin/leg pain for 6 months. I have done all of the conservative treatments except accupunture. (I know from a previous cervical MRI that I have 2 bad discs already)

    Is a myloegram that different from the many epidurals I have already had????



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    Old 10-24-2002, 03:15 PM   #2
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    Re: Myelogram - what am I in for?

    Hi Diane:

    Sorry I missed your post. You have probably already had your mylegram. I too am scheduled for one next month. Let me know how your's went. I hope it was not too painful. I do know that it should be very informative though. JoH.

    1979: Decompression Laminectomy L1-L3 w/Spinal Fusion and Harrington Rods Insertion due to fall
    1992: Harrington rod breakage and dislodging. Removal and refitted with smaller hardware and re fused.
    2001: Pain Again. MRI inconclusive due to hardware
    2001: Diskogram shows bulging and DDD due to domino effect
    2002 Feb: 10 hr. surgery Hardware and 360 fusion extended with "connector" to S1. 3 Titanium cages placed anteriorally.
    2002 Sept: Pain worse than before surgery.
    2002 Oct: EMG shows damage to L5 and S1
    2002 Oct: CT Myelogram ordered.

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    Old 10-31-2002, 09:39 PM   #3
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    Re: Myelogram - what am I in for?

    Hi - I just had a cervical and lumbar myleogram last week. Boy was that not fun, but after a few days rest and drinking tons of water, I did recover.

    Just remember if you are sick after, it doesn't last forever, just a few bad days!

    Good luck

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