I got my mri and emg results back today. The emg according to my neurologist was normal....At the l5-s1 level there is disc dessication there is moderate broad based disc herniation centrally and in the left lateral recess and neural foramen with asymmetric thecal sac and left s1 nerve root compression. no right lateral recess or right neural foraminal stenosis.
at l1 l2 level there is a partial disc dessication with slight disc bulge but no canal compromise.
neurologist told me none of my symptoms(quad weakness and atrophy plus back pain) are coming from this. he also showed me the mri and i am not a doctor, but he claims he couldnt see the l1-l2 problems...just the l5 probblems.
i dont trust what the neurologist said....doesnt an l1 l2 herniation cause quad weakness?
anyway let me know your thoughts.