I am asking for your experiences with nerve root injections please and any comments. I had a MIS TLif at L4/L5 Oct/09. Continued right leg pain. Surgeon discharged me at 7 months, said everything looks good, no compression, screws in place. No mention of scar tissue, when asked he said I actually healed quite well. Ordered Emg&NVC tests showed minor chronic damage to right L5 nerve root. I have a slight foot drop and something going on in my glutes in my right leg. I can exercise them but somehow they don't want to kick in when I walk or stand. Compensating with other muscles which causes other problems. I tried epi injection(no help). My last MRI showed scar tissue abutting L5 nerve root sleeve(but not encasing). This would have been present on the MRI that the doctor reviewed at 7 months as the report said no changes had taken place since the previous MRI. My physiatrist is sending me for a L5 nerve root injection. Says may help the pain but not the weakness. To compound the picture, the MRI showed an annulus tear in the posterior central and right posterlateral position at L5/S1. I don't have as much back pain as nerve pain, so he didn't think the tear is that significant(any experiences with tears???) Thank you for any comments.