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I think my right leg is possessed!

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Humor is always the best medicine, right? Yesterday I had a nerve conduction test and twice during the procedure, my right leg started jumping, bouncing and thrashing completely on its own! I couldn't stop it either time and it continued for about 30 seconds or so. The doctor just stood there shaking his head saying "Oh my goodness!" Has anyone else ever experienced this?
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  • hvillshhvills Suzhou, ChinaPosts: 996
    Susan

    Didn't you know... the conduction test machine is full of little gremlins... some must have escaped to your leg. Check with Harry Potter he has a spell that will resolve it...
    Harry - 65 year old male...
    PLIF L4-L5-S1 due to disc degeneration... May 23, 2013
    PLIF L5-S1 due to failed fusion and broken screw... Jan 19, 2015
    Microdiscectomy, decompression L3-L4 due to herniated disc... Jan 19, 2015
  • SusanjSSusanj FloridaPosts: 45
    Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the information!
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  • Jerome001Jerome001 Cocoa Beach, FloridaPosts: 377
    Don't you have any witch doctors in your area that can help? :)
  • SusanjSSusanj FloridaPosts: 45
    I will check it out!
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,270
    Hello...
    It will be interesting to,learn what doctor tells you when he explains your results.
    Please keep us posted!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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  • SusanjSSusanj FloridaPosts: 45
    The reason I had such a strange reaction during the EMG is that I have a large bone spur leaning on the sciatic nerve at L-5S1! This will be removed during the upcoming spinal fusion which is scheduled for 12/12.
  • hvillshhvills Suzhou, ChinaPosts: 996
    Susan

    It's good to hear that your doctors finally sorted out the issue. What is your fusion surgery just the L5-S1 level or other levels as well?? What procedure is your doctor using.... PLIF, TLIF, etc...??
    Harry - 65 year old male...
    PLIF L4-L5-S1 due to disc degeneration... May 23, 2013
    PLIF L5-S1 due to failed fusion and broken screw... Jan 19, 2015
    Microdiscectomy, decompression L3-L4 due to herniated disc... Jan 19, 2015
  • SusanjSSusanj FloridaPosts: 45
    My surgery will be a little complicated. First of all, the old hardware from my 2005 fusion will be removed. This was 3 levels, L3-4, 4-5, and L5-S1. Then laminectomies will be done at these levels since what was left of the discs at these levels had not been removed. Then laminectomies will be done at L1-2 and L2-3. Then T10-11, T11-12, L1-2 and L2-3 will be fused. Finally, the bone spur will be taken care of. I am very nervous but hopeful that my pain will finally be relieved or at least significantly reduced.
  • SusanjSSusanj FloridaPosts: 45
    Forgot to say that the fusion will be PLIF.
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