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Discogram: After the Test


Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

You may be given pain medication after the discogram. You may also have a CT (computed tomography) scan. This imaging test gives more information about the disc. Your doctor will tell you when you can get the results of your test.

Drink plenty of water to help flush the contrast fluid from your body.

After Your Discogram

 Have an adult friend or family member drive you home after the test.

 Take it easy for the rest of the day, as advised.

 Lie down with your head flat if you get a headache.

 You may be in more pain than usual for up to 5 days after the discogram. Your doctor may recommend medication to help ease the pain. If the increased pain lasts longer than 5 days, tell your doctor.

Call Your Doctor If You Have:

 Worsening pain in your back or legs.

 Fever over 100.0°F.

 Numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs.

 A headache that lasts for 2 days or more.

Contact Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute at 715.201.3624 for your orthopaedic needs. For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation.

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics
140 24th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-201-3624
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