Discography, an invasive procedure, is performed using fluoroscopy (similar to x-ray, except in real time). To help you relax during the procedure, mild sedation may be administered. However, we cannot completely sedate, or put you to sleep, as you need to be alert enough to report what you feel to our team during the injection. An antibiotic may also be given intravenously before and after. You may be positioned, with pillows for support and comfort, on your side, or in another position. The injection sites are cleansed using an antiseptic and an anesthetic numbs the skin.