The goal of the study was to determine the natural path of proven discogenic pain, which in these patients was determined by discograms. This process is no longer routinely done in the US because of the risk of worsening the degenerative changes in the disc.
Unfortunately, the natural history of patients with this condition is not particularly good. 80% of the study group are either unchanged or worse over 4 years.
Southern Oregon Sports and Spine in Ashland Oregon offers an integrated, caring approach to pain management to give your body the tools it needs to feel better. Formerly known as Heller Chiropractic, we have been a staple of the community for over 30 years.