Whew I do not have myelopathy.
Doc confirmed what Jeff said, myelopathy is compression of the spinal cord which ends around L1. There must have been a coding error.
He did refer me to a neurologist for EMG and Nerve conduction testing as my nerve pain does not appear to follow a "typical path" No thigh numbness or tingling only calf and foot/toes. Anyone who can shed some light on these tests for me, it would be appreciated.(time involved, pain involved etc.)
I told him I have been having a great deal of very low back/butt pain as well as pain in the back of the thighs (almost to the knees), but this is an achey pain as opposed to numbness and tingling.I cannot sleep/lay on my back, and heating pad makes it much worse. Has anyone had this type of what seems like sacral pain 4 months post op. If i happen to roll on my back in my sleep, upon waking, I have to go back to 4-6 weeks post op of having to log roll and use bed posts or anything (including hubby) to roll myself and get up, pain is 10 of 10 relieved after about 20-30 steps.
He is hoping that is from de-conditioning and ordered PT.
He was "happy" to hear about the anemia as it helped to explain my fatigue and pure exhaustion at my last visit.
As always, thanks for the support,
God Bless and Keep You,