At Tricity Pain Associates, our certified physicians are exceptionally skilled at treating the chronic pain caused by advanced age, certain medical conditions, and injuries ranging from broken bones to spinal cord damage. We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing and imaging to patients in the South Austin and Round Rock, TX areas, including discography techniques. A discogram is a type of imaging procedure that assists our physicians in determining if the source of your back pain is resulting from a specific intervertebral disc. An effective and safe diagnostic technique, discography uses contrast dye and x-ray technology to accurately determine where your discomfort is originating. Once we have this information, we can create a personalized treatment strategy to address your condition and symptoms. Contact one of our Austin area pain management facilities today to schedule your discography and treatment consultation.
"I found Dr Kim to be honest and to-the-point. I'm particularly analytical, and I was getting intolerant of the advice and information I was receiving about my injury. Dr. Kim went through every word of my MRI result with me so I had full understanding. He was very matter-of-fact, which is what I wanted. I get the picture he has a very good read on his patients. Fortunately, I did not have to go down the surgical path, on recommendation from Dr.Kim. And I do feel better now."- D.L. / Google / May 10, 2021
"Doctor Kim has been helping me with my back and neck pain after I was in a bad car accident. He is very good at explaining your options and what to expect from the treatments. The treatments I've had are quick and relatively painless. I highly recommend doctor Kim and his team!"- S.M. / Google / May 07, 2021
"Dr Kim and his staff are compassionate and caring on a level rarely found in this field. Rather than just simply prescribing cookie-cutter pain drugs , he and his team approach the whole individual to positively and effectively develop a plan to manage YOUR pain. He is kind and empathetic and takes the time to get to know you and really treat you- the person. I have felt so much better in the last 6 months than I have in years. Thank you for giving me my hope back that pain is treatable in the RIGHT hands. He and his team are a Blessing . Thanks again for everything you do. I highly recommend him!"- M.F. / Google / May 04, 2021
"The workers at the front desk are super nice and you're never in the waitingroom too long. It's a small office but it's very nice and super clean! I love that they stay covid-ready. Also Doctor Kim and his assistant are super nice! They joke with you and laugh with you unlike most other doctors."- A.M. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"Dr Kim was awesome! His bedside manner was amazing, he listened, he didn’t just hear, he listened. He explained everything in detail. He reviewed old and new records of mine and images and took heed of area of interest. I’m not a simple case, but he advised me on all necessary next steps for me. Thank you Dr Kim for your honesty, compassion, and concerns regarding my situation"- R.D. / Google / Apr 22, 2021
Intervertebral discs are sponge-like structures that separate the vertebrae and aid in movement, support, and shock absorption within the spinal column. To perform a discography procedure, our practitioners will inject a special contrast dye into one or more of these intervertebral discs. The dye then can be visualized on a fluoroscopy monitor (live x-ray feed) positioned over your spine, which will be viewed once the dye has been administered. Our team will evaluate these diagnostic images to determine if the discs have suffered any damage and whether this could be the source of your back pain. The procedure time for a discogram may vary based upon the number of discs undergoing testing but generally takes between 30 – 60 minutes to perform.
Our team of certified physicians at Tricity Pain Associates is skilled at identifying the source of and treating chronic back pain. To learn whether you may be a good candidate for discography, contact our Round Rock or South Austin, TX location and reserve your consultation.