My 17 year old son had L4-L5 diskectomy / laminectomy in January. He still has the sciatic pain, they think from scar tissue. We recently got the results from his EMG, abnormal showing mild irritation.
I just got the reports from his CT Scan and X Ray. The neuro, on the phone, told us that they were "fine." But, she didn't mention the conclusions of the reports and I don't know how significant they are.
CT scan says that there is a central disc hernia at the L5-S1 joint. It also says that there is sac compression at the S1 junction, but no nerve root compression.
X ray just says that there is narrowing space, which we already knew.
Does this central disc herniation mean that he's on his way to more of the same, or maybe even new pain????? Oh, this is frustrating to say the least!