In one month my doctor wants to preform a EMG in order to understand what we are dealing with.
(Back story: I have had three herniated discs from L3-S1 and minimum three pinching nerves for almost 8 years. I have been on disability leave for 4months. No initial accident. Most lower back pain has subsided while extreme shooting pains in both legs, especially calves, causing my feet to fall asleep after 5-10 minutes of standing. Longer I stand, worse the pain and eventually parts of my feet go numb. After about 10 minutes my toe nails begin to turn purple. I have been in physical therapy for two months and the pain continues to get worse.)
Depending on the results, he will either want to try Spinal Stimulation or do a 2 tier spinal fusion. Anything I should expect? Is the EMG painful? Any questions I should ask? I know I do want to ask if the herniated discs are the actual cause of my feet falling asleep because this was not a problem before we did four ESI's. I'm really nervous for the results, but so incredibly ready for this to be over with.