That's the thing with the discogram, it only hurts when they find your pain. When My Dad had his he said when they put the dye in the bad disc he about jumped off the table the pain was sooo horrible. But I am sooo glad you found out what the problem is and can now be treated:)
Thank you for the update. I am so glad that you it over and was not as bad as you anticipated it would be.
My 68 yr old Aunt had a two surgical procedure fusion done early last fall. One was done from the back and the other was done through the abdomen. She states though the procedures were done fairly close to one another and she experienced some initial severe pain and lots of rehab, she is feeling much better. She state she is glad that she had it done. Her activity level as returned to normal and she has less pain than prior to the procedures.
So good luck to you, what ever the decision may be. I hope you will continue to let us know how you are doing. I will look forward to your next update.