I have to go for an EMG/nerve test on my left leg again because of increased numbness and tingling in my left side calf and foot and toes and increased back pain. I was unable to complete the first EMG due to so much pain from them inserting the probes it was unbearable. I have nerve compression at L4-5 for what part of the test I had done.
I'm going to the Neurologist's office to have it done a different one from the first one so hope I'll be able to tolerate it this time. I'm pleased that the Neurologist is a female but doesn't mean she has a more gentle touch but I hope so. LOL
My Dr. didn't want to do an MRI unless there was a change in my EMG. I wish I could just have the MRI to see if there's any changes instead but I guess this test will show more? Wish me luck my test is Jan. 12.
I wonder why I didn't have surgery when I had a herniated disc at L5-S1 especially because the EMG showed I had nerve compression? I wonder if this next emg will make a difference if I'll ever get surgery and by then will it be too late for a compressed nerve for 3 years?
DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN