Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I have been told that I have permanent nerve damage for L4-L5. I had fusion surgery on L4-L5 6 months ago and woke up with drop foot and my whole left leg was and is still numb and burns, along with my butt. I had an EMG done the other day and the neurologist said that I have permanent nerve damage to 4 of the 6 muscles/nerves that come from L4-L5. Does anyone know what this means, as in does it get better, does it get worse? Will I eventually lose control of my foot/leg? I also have severe scar tissue around the thecal sac and nerve roots. Also, does the damaged nerve cause the pain in my back, or is that the scar tissue? I have been to my pain management doctor and he is recommending a Spinal Cord stimulator, I told him I would at least try the trial. Thanks for your help!