Hi all I haven't posted in awhile because I've not had any new updates until today. I went to Neuro today and had an EMG (ouch!) :jawdrop: due to my herniated L5-S1, test came back positive for pinched nerve. Neuro said I could try ESI's but recommends that I see a surgeon instead because of the extent of the EMG results and the amount of weakness and numbness in my left leg. I asked doc if there was any other treatment also we could try and he said at this point surgery would be best. Any of you have any suggestions on alternate treatment other than surgery? Also I think he is trying to keep me from the ESI's because I had alot of side effects with the oral steroids. Any suggestion would be great! :?