I have had 2 back surgeries - fusion on L4 - L5 in 2005 and hemi laminectomy L4 - L5 in 2008 - I have since still had trouble with left leg pain and my left foot not being able to straighten out my toes when I walk - It seems it's gotten worse just this past year - I did end up in the ER last month because both my legs - the left being the worst - became numb
ER Dr told me that all the muscles along my spine were tight and inflamed which would cause pressure on the disc all the way down to where I had the surgery - he gave me 2 steroid shots and prescription for Prednisone and an anti-inflammatory
I also had seen my DR prior and had been and still am on Neuroton.
She recommended I have an EMG - this now shows that I have chronic nerve damage from back issues and she recommended injections or pain management - I've done the injections prior to my first surgery - they only last so long. Not sure my insurance will pay for pain management so was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what else they might recommend - I love to exercise but am now limited - any help would be appreciated.