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This x-ray of the lumbar spine was obtained during discography, a procedure where thin needles are placed through the skin and advanced into various lumbar disc spaces. About 2-3 ccs of dye is then injected into the disc, which can reproduce symptoms of pain and discomfort. The morphologic appearance of the contrast within the disc is also analyzed.
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