MRI Report Reads as follows:
L4-L5: There are postoperative changes on the left which includes partial diskectomy and hemilaminectomy without recurrent disc herniation, central stenosis or exiting nerve root impingment. (S/P 2005 L4/5 surgery, completely resolved all pain until 1 year ago)
L5-S1: There is disc disiccation, loss of disc height and diffuse disc buldging with a new RIGHT paracentral/for,inal herniation encroaching upon the RIGHT S1 nerve root and RIGHT exiting L5 nerve root without compression or central stenosis. There is mild bilateral facet arthrosis.
Had an EMG on Monday: Doctor says all normal, pain is not coming from my back!
Pain:...LEFT Buttock pain, deep with radiation to LEFT back of thigh to LEFT calf to LEFT heel. Feels like someone is sticking a knife in my heel when I walk. I am able to walk 2 stores to shop but the time I get to the 3rd, I have to use the motorized wheelchair because the pain in my leg is so bad!! Back pain is deep and no where near what it was 6 years ago.
Anyone EVER have this or hear of opposite herniation from side of pain??
What test should I be asking for next?
Surgeon said if I had the symptoms on the RIGHT with an MRI like that he would take me to the OR for decompression but he wont because my symptoms are on the LEFT and the left is clean!!!
Not sure how long I can last with this pain!!!