What is Myelogram (myelography)?

Category: Procedures


Myelogram (myelography) is a diagnostic examination of the spine. A special x-ray sensitive contrast dye is injected to illuminate the spine, allowing identification of problems within the spine, spinal cord and nerve roots.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Myelogram (myelography)

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Jun 11, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (localized muscle ache)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: If I ever have another myelogram, and I've had two, I will ask to be sedated before the procedure. With both myelograms I only had local anesthetic, and it was a very painful experience. During the second myelogram, I was lucky enough to be the guinea pig for a student who couldn't place the dye correctly because of my hardware at L4/5, so she just dug around in my spine until the actual doctor took over. Wow.

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