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Saddle anesthesia, severe bilateral leg pain but no back pain

Hi, I'm new to the site, but in trying to find info about my symptoms I have found myself here. I really like the site and feel that someone here may be able to give me some insight. Let me start by saying that I have a 12 year history of right sciatic pain that consisted of nothing more than a quick searing jolt in the buttocks that lasted a few seconds. About a year ago my symptoms began with bilateral leg fatigue, I felt like I had run a marathon.. and all I had done was walk from one end of the room to the other. About 5-6 months ago I started having saddle anesthesia that mostly occurs while walking and mild loss of bladder control. The saddle anesthesia also occurs if I set for a extended period of time ( like driving to and from work). In the last 2 months the saddle anesthesia is now accompanied by intense bilateral leg pain. The numbness also goes all the way to my heels of both feet, which makes it difficult to walk because I can't feel where I'm stepping. I have seen my doctor, had a MRI (which I was told was grossly normal except for a mild broad-based disc bulge at L1-2 and mild facet hypertrophy and neural foraminal narrowing at L5-S1.) I was referred to a neurologist who did nothing more than neuro checks, spent 10 minutes with me, and told me he wanted a MRI of my brain and thoracic spine and ordered a ANA, RPR, B-12 folate, and Vitamin D. I have been a medical assistant for 18 years and consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable about what goes into diagnosing conditions, and I find myself slightly baffled on what he had ordered. Would a EMG be of any use here?


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