The Nitty Gritty of Medical Treatment

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What is a Discogram?

  • The Nitty Gritty of Medical TreatmentA discogram is a tool used by orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons to determine the seriousness of a disk injury
  • MRI’s may not show all changes and injuries, such as an annular tears
  • The doctor will take a needle, place it inside of the disk, inject a dye, then give the patient a CT Scan
  • The CT Scan will highlight the dye that has been injected, and the doctor can see any changes or movements of body tissue that the MRI did not pick up

X-rays & your Personal Injury Case

  • X-Rays are done to determine whether or not any bones have been broken
  • It is a limited tool because it does not show tissue, disk, ligament, or tendon damage
  • Most back, knee, and shoulder injuries are not because of broken bones
  • X-Rays should not be used as the final diagnosis

What Can I Expect at the Emergency Room?

  • A patient should expect x-rays, although these do not show all injuries
  • The doctor will tell you to follow up with your primary doctor
  • The doctor may prescribe medication to keep you comfortable until you are able to see your doctor
  • You may also be told to follow up with a specialist to have a specific diagnosis done

What is a Pain Management Doctor?

  • They work alongside with chiropractors, primary doctors, and specialists
  • Pain management doctors will provide medications to get through the hardest rounds of therapy
  • Epidurals are also done to reduce any swelling, while decreasing pain levels, in order to get to the source of the problem
  • Spine simulators can be used to distract the body from any pain being experienced

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