I had a diskogram in prep of L5/S1 fusion, and L4/L5 "soft stabilization". I believe the surgery to have been unsuccessful. The bone doesn't appear to be "growing" and I have a broken screw already. But that is all for another discussion. MY QUESTION is this: What does it mean if you don't experience any discomfort as they stick a needle into your spine? The Dr. who performed the diskogram on me seemed to be taken aback a bit. He would say "That doesn't hurt?" And my reply is NOT Really for every point of entry. I was prepared for terrible pain and it never came. I'm in pain every day, no exceptions, but when I was poked with needles; Nothing conclusive? Comments?