My back has been going down hill since August.
I have weakness in both legs in the foot and thigh , cramping at L5/S1 (calf and foot) and the ESI I had last week made me worse. My legs really started cramping after the shot and I
have never had that before (the shots have never made me worse). My legs have been cramping for a couple of weeks now
(before the shot) but the ESI made it much worse.
The surgeon and PM Dr. say my MRI and EMG shows no nerves being pinched despite all the other issues (DDD, spondy, fracture etc). How is this possible?
Has anyone else had this issue?
I feel like I'm going to battle with the Dr.'s, it just seems illogical that my legs would be this bad just from my disk/ DDD and not from nerve root impingement. The surgeon said no to surgery because the MRI shows no nerve root impingement.Luckly the PM Dr. doesn't agree and thinks I need the surgery.
I'm having a discogram this week, maybe the CT afterwards will tell a different story?
99/00 L4/5 & L5/S1 herniation
2001 L5/S1 microdisectomy age 25
severe DDD at surgery level
2012 RFA L/3/4/5
7-02-13 L4/5 l5/S1 360 fusion ALIF PLIF
DX spondylitis , DDD, scoliosis, and slight kyphosis