A discography can be performed to the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar regions of the spine. It is considered a diagnostic procedure that helps to confirm or rule out the discs as a source of pain. It will help to diagnose what a CT scan and MRI cannot diagnose. It is done to identify the painful discs and help the doctor plan the correct interventional pain procedures. It utilizes the placement of a needle into the disc while injecting contrast dye to provoke the pain. The patient is awake during the procedure to discuss with the physician the intensity and location of pain. Following the procedure, the patient will be sent for a CT scan to confirm what the procedure has already diagnosed. The patient will be brought in for a follow up appointment following the procedure to discuss the results of the discography.