Patrick H. Waring, M.D.|701 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA|(504) 455-2225


The intervertebral disks are the cushions that sit between the vertebrae of the spine. They are often a source of spinal pain. Your doctor may have ordered discography to help determine which if any of your disks are causing your low back or neck pain. Generally, discography is a diagnostic tool and not for spine pain therapy. A needle is carefully inserted into the disk with x-ray guidance. The disk is then filled with a contrast agent to look for disk damage and determine if the disk is painful or not. Surgical planning often considers the result of this test.


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Pain Intervention Center

701 Metairie Road ·
Metairie, Louisiana 70005
Call us to schedule an appointment:
(504) 455-2225