Hi I am 32 years old and have had severe knee and leg pain for over a year. I have been on crutches for a year following a knee dislocation in Dec 2007. I have had two knee surgeries and physio until I am blue in the face yet I am still on crutches and developed back pain in augsut/sept last year.
I have had an emg and ncv which showed the follwing results-
1.normal terminal latencies in all tested nerves
2 normal motor nerve conduction velocities in all tested nerves
3. decreased amplitudes of cmap's in right sciatic nerve
4. unobtainable snaps in bilateral superficial peroneal nerves
5. slow sensory nerve conduction velocities in the right sural nerve
6.decreased amplitudes of snaps in right sural nerve
1. Increased insertional activities in all tested limb muscles
2.On rest, no denervation potentials in all tested limb muscles
3. On mild contraction, there were polyphasic high amplitude long duration muaps in the right gc muscles. Increased polyphasia in right TA, VL, PL and GMed muscles
4.On maximal contraction, reduced interference patterns were observed in all tested muscles
I then had a Spinal MRI which showed the following
1. central and bilateral recess stenosis L5-S1, due to degenerative spondylolisthesis, degenerative bulging disc and facet osteoarthritis
2.facet osteoarthritis l2-3, L3-4 and L4-5
3. severe paraspinal muscular atrophy
I am living abroad at the moment and am moving back to the UK to try to recover. What treatments can I expect for these problems???
I will do anything to recover and at the moment I am not taking anything or have any treatment apart from physiotherapy on my knee and back strengthing exercises to do at home. the docs here are pretty ineffective/not bothered it seems I am in increasing pain and a bit
worried about my mobility which is becoming more restricted I feel as time goes on. I am interested in ay opinions or useful information about these problems, I am just beginning to read the boards here so am hopng to find out a lot through them too!!
Hope to hear from some of you very soon and look forward to getting to know you