So my fusion is less than a month away now and my surgeon is asking me to have a CT scan done which I'm doing this week and he also wants me to have an EMG done. I'm going on vacation in a week and half and so had to schedule the EMG for only a week prior to surgery. He says he won't do the surgery without this test. Has anyone had an EMG done for leg pain and numbness that comes from lumbar DDD? Is it painful? Can anyone tell me more about their experiences with this test?
Severe DDD in S1-T12. 5 disc herniations. 5 compression fractures. Had a 2 level lumbar fusion/decompression on June 12, 2013. L4-5 foraminotomy on Jan 8, 2014, Right SI fusion in Oct 2014. Scheduled for L4-5 fusion to existing fusion on Sept 28, 2015