... Hi. I had a 360 at L5/S1 in February 2015. I didn't find the anterior incision bothersome. The surgeon used my c-section scar to gain entry anteriorly, so I don't have too many scars there. What bothered me most was the nerve pain (radiculopathy) on my right side -but my nerve had been left compressed for too long. Have you consulted with another surgeon for a second opinion?... (18 replies)
... you can not rush the healing process. Every time you do more than your body is ready for, you will most likely regret it. It will cause a flare up of whatever radiculopathy you have. ... (18 replies)
... If I understood you, you had radiculopathy in one leg prior to the accident. If there has been nerve compression for awhile, it can take equally long, if not longer to resolve. ... (10 replies)
... eing various specialists, many injections and diagnostic nerve blocks while doctors tried to figure out why the MRIs showed the nerves were clear but I still had radiculopathy in both legs. I ended up having a foraminotomy at L5 which helped for three weeks, followed by more running around looking for answers... ... (9 replies)
... The last EMG I had done was 3 years ago and it showed chronic L5 radiculopathy. I had a flexion/extension X-Ray before surgery and no instability was seen. The scoliosis series was done to see if there were any other mechanical issues that the flexion/extension X-Ray did not show. I do not have scoliosis.
The following is from the x-ray report from this week’s scoliosis... (4 replies)
... The surgeon was surprised that you still have radiculopathy? Was he checking for scoliosis or spondylolisthesis?
I will assume it was scoliosis....Have you had a flexion/extension X-Ray to check for spondylolisthesis? This is a situation where one vertebra slides over the top of the adjoining vertebra. It can create some instability and allow a nerve to get trapped or... (4 replies)
... pelvic muscles as my Dr requested. But what they did find was S1 radiculopathy. ... (1 replies)
... At least in my case, I found that things are not so neatly categorized as what you describe in your post. You probably have a combination of things that are causing your symptoms.
After I was fused from L3 to S1, as I started to become more active, I developed what I thought was hip pain. It took me a good year to work through all these issues. I was looking into... (1 replies)
... Hi all,
I'm a newbie to this board. I've been having low back pain (on and off) since last year, but it hurts a lot (8-10), especially if touched there and any activity that involves lying on my back.
A neurology specialist recommended I have certain nerve tests (after being referred for lesions on brain MRI)...one of them being a Nerve Conduction Study and an EMG... (3 replies)
... I don't even know what radiculopathy means.....that doctor was in Texas, and now I am in La. ... (16 replies)
... I know that chronic radiculopathy is associated with neuropathy that left gone to long can cause paralysis. ... (2 replies)
... and says I definately have bulging disc with s1 radiculopathy and refers me for ESI x3. First one hurt alot and didn't help. 2nd one, 2 weeks later, didn't hurt at all and that was 8 days ago. The dr. ... (4 replies)
... recess. Suggest clinical correlation with left S1 radiculopathy. ... (2 replies)
... A classic finding on EMG with radiculopathy is spontaneous activity on needle insertion in muscles at the affected level. ... (4 replies)
... mm left paracentral disk protrusion with posteroinferior extension causing left lateral recess narrowing with mass effect on the traversing left S1 nerve root. Clinical correlation secondary to left S1 radiculopathy is recommended. Hypertrophic facet degenerative changes are seen bilaterally. ... (1 replies)
... I was in a car accident this past December. I have been seeing a Chiropractor since. She sent me for EMG and MRI. I am having trouble understanding the medical terminology. Can Someone put this in layman's terms? I apologize for the length of this but I tried to trim it as best I could.
Manual muscle testing revealed gross motor deficits within the upper and... (4 replies)
... Please correlate for S1 radiculopathy." I imagine this is why you are having the EMG. ... (7 replies)
... Hi mags,
According to the radiologist the disc bulge at L5-S1 in your very low back has an annular tear which can be painful in & of itself but disc material is not pressing on your spinal cord but is on both sides directly touching the S1 nerve root which could be causing nerve root compression or just irritation because it is just touching the nerve & the radiologist... (7 replies)
... S1 just reaching the ventral surface of the thecal sac and touching the traversing S1 nerve roots in the lateral recess. There is a tear in the outer annulus. ... (7 replies)
... I'm so sorry I missed your first post and that no one else responded. I am very sorry you are having all these problems and that you have to wait so long between appointments. Without being able to get a series of comprehensive appointments to rule in or out any of the various forms of arthritises that affect the spine, such as Ankylosing spondylitis, it is hard to know... (7 replies)