The holidays are over. Did some of your holiday celebrations and festivities find you carrying more weight than usual? As a result of those extra pounds, you may have listed losing weight to the top of your 2019 New Year’s resolutions. If you gained weight and plan to exercise more in 2019, Ortho Sport & Spine would like to remind you of a few important things to remember.
Discography is a diagnostic procedure used to help identify the source of neck or back pain. It is a minimally invasive procedure that allows physicians to accurately determine the exact disc in the back that is causing pain and/or problems. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we are an orthopedic spine and sports medicine practice that specializes in using interventional spine treatments for chronic or acute pain conditions. We are proud to have double board certified Interventional Spine and Interventional Sports physicians that are committed to helping patients find pain relief so that they can return to an active lifestyle.
The discs in the spine act as cushions between each vertebra. During a discography, one of the highly trained and certified physicians at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians will inject a small amount of dye into the soft center of a disc. This procedure is guided by a Fluoroscopy machine; this machine also takes pictures to determine which disc(s) are causing the problem and producing pain in the spine. Using the advanced Discography procedure, our physicians are able to accurately diagnose the specific cause of back pain so that appropriate treatment can be recommended and started. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we are committed to using the most minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment methods available because we believe that the less we mess with the intricate spinal system, the less likely additional damage will occur.
If you have suffered from chronic or acute neck or back pain without finding relief, please contact the discography specialists at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians in Atlanta today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you find relief from your back pain so that you can resume an active lifestyle and live your best life.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
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