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Discogram: After the Test
You may be given pain medication after the discogram. You may also have a CT (computed tomography) scan. This imaging test gives more information about the disc. Your doctor will tell you when you can get the results of your test.
Drink plenty of water to help
flush the contrast fluid from your body.
After Your Discogram
Have an adult friend or family member drive you home after the test.
Take it easy for the rest of the day, as advised.
Lie down with your head flat if you get a headache.
You may be in more pain than usual for up to 5 days after the discogram. Your doctor may recommend medication to help ease the pain. If the increased pain lasts longer than 5 days, tell your doctor.